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Top 10 U.S. States for Turkey Fryer Fires

(AP Photo/Matt Houston,File)
(AP Photo/Matt Houston,File)

More cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year, according to State Farm claims data. In fact, grease and cooking-related claims more than double on Thanksgiving Day compared to an average day in November.

With the popularity of turkey frying, people are at risk for fryer-related fires and injuries. U.S. fire departments are responding to more than 1,000 fires each year in which a deep fryer is involved. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says deep fryer fires result in more than $15 million in property damage each year and hot oil splatter can cause serious burns to an adult or life threatening injuries to a child.

10. South Carolina

9. Minnesota

8. Pennsylvania

7. Louisiana

6. California

5. Florida

4. Ohio

3. New York

2. Illinois

1. Texas

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