"We had a really valuable customer burn his garage down deep frying a turkey a couple of years ago," Nuxoll said. "The oil started to overflow and that was just about it."
Lange said certain basic precautions can be taken to prevent fires from starting and to prepare for the worst.
"The oil is the main thing," she said. "You want to keep the levels low and want to use safety when putting the turkey in or taking it out. Have a fire extinguisher nearby. Any combustibles you have, you should keep away."
Lange said if a fire starts after a frying accident, cooks should call for help right away.
"They can call 911 immediately," she said. "Having an extinguisher on hand is going to be very helpful, but it is a grease fire."
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