Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey Demonstrates the Dangers Involved with Frying a Turkey this Thanksgiving
On Monday, November 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal, Mike Causey, is teaming up with Apex Fire Department to demonstrate the dangers associated with frying turkeys this holiday season, especially those that are not fully thawed.
Unattended Cooking is the number 1 cause of home fires and injuries in the United States. Turkey fryer fires cause an average of five deaths, 60 injuries, and more than $15 million in property damage each year. Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for fires caused by cooking with approximately 2,000 home fires occurring on this day.