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It’s always wildfire season somewhere in the U.S. and that includes the Thanksgiving holiday time; and while people associate this issue with the warmer seasons and western states, wildfires affect all regions of the country throughout the year.

Related: Thanksgiving turkey preparation safe thawing basics

With a surplus of dry leaves and branches, high winds can make outdoor turkey frying especially dangerous. Enjoy frying your turkey, but be mindful of where you do it and be extra careful when doing so.

How to Safely Fry Your Turkey

While frying your turkey to perfection is very important -- it’s also important to heed wildfire prevention tips so that everyone can enjoy Thanksgiving safely this fall season.

WINTER SKIN TIPS FOR YOUR KIDS (1)
  • Before you fry a turkey this Thanksgiving – make sure to clear leaves and pine straw at least 15 feet around your turkey fryer and always have a water source and a shovel nearby just in case. Smokey says “always be careful with fire” – no matter what type!
  • When creating a fire, always check and follow local warnings and regulations. Stay away from areas with overhanging tree branches and dry bush. Make sure your fire is at least 15 feet from tents, shrubs, trees and any other flammable objects.

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  • When burning debris, like dry leaves, check the conditions and local regulations first. If it’s safe to burn, keep your piles small and manageable.
  • When putting out a fire, be sure to drown the fire, then stir the coals and burned wood, drown the area again, and feel that it is cold to the touch before leaving.
  • Be sure chains and other metal parts aren’t dragging from your vehicle because they throw sparks and start wildfires.
  • Be careful not to drive through or park on dry grass or brush. Hot exhaust pipes can spark fire on the grass, and you might not even notice the fire until it’s too late.

MORE FALL RECIPES FROM MOMTRENDS

  1. Apple cider donut recipe
  2. Crockpot stuffed apple French toast recipe
  3. Apple harvest soup recipe

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This is not a sponsored post. Tips courtesy of Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention.

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