Hundreds of homes burn and people are injured each Thanksgiving from fires that began with a frying turkey.
Hopkinsville Fire Department Inspector Cecelia Cloos says there are some tips people can follow to avoid becoming the next victim of cooking gone bad.
Inspector Cloos says one of the most important tips is to put the turkey in the fryer first. You can then pour the oil in to a safe level—avoiding a dangerous spill over.
Inspector Cloos says everyone at the fire department wishes the community a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.