Texas A&M Forest Service warns frying turkey during Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Texas A&M Forest Service is reminding people to be careful when cooking this week to avoid a fire especially when frying a turkey.

In order to have a safe Thanksgiving when frying a turkey, some tips include to never fry turkeys outside, on a flat surface and away from home, decks, fences and vegetation that could catch fire.

Another tip is to never overfill the oil or put a frozen turkey in the fryer, turner the gas off before placing the turkey in the fryer, never leave the fryer unattended and to keep a fire extinguisher nearby and never use water to extinguish a grease fire.

For those who plan to spend this week outdoors for the holiday, whether it’s camping or hunting, the Texas A&M Forest Service is also encouraging people to check if there are burn bans in the area, make a small fire in a safe and clear area, never leave a campfire unattended.