According to the National Fire Protection Association, firefighters in America respond to more than 1,000 fires caused by deep fryers, costing people with more than $15 million in property damage or even deaths.
State Fire Marshal Scott Pilgreen says fires happen all the time, which is why it’s important to be cautious.
“I would say whatever you’re doing, whether it be in the kitchen, or something outside, on the grill, turkey fryer, whatever you’re doing, do not leave it unattended,” said Pilgreen.
Pilgreen suggests limiting distractions. With more people visiting your home or even calling to wish you a happy holiday, incidents can occur in seconds.
When getting your fryer ready, experts say to make sure it’s a safe distance from your home to prevent from catching anything valuable on fire.