Published November 27, 2013
Although a mighty delicious tradition, deep-frying a turkey on Thanksgiving can be risky.
Every year deep-fryer fires are responsible for five deaths, 60 injuries, the destruction of 900 homes, and more than $15-million in property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
So you want to know which state has the most accidents?
For the last seven years, Texas has led the country in most grease- and cooking-related insurance claims on Thanksgiving Day, with 38 according to insurance company State Farm. Illinois follows, with 27 reports and Pennsylvania and Ohio are tied for third with 23. New York ranked fourth, with 22 claims and South Carolina and Georgia claimed fifth with 16 claims each.
Check out State Farm's safety video starring Si and Jase Robertson from "Duck Dynasty" fame. They give helpful and hilarious tips on how to avoid those nasty shooting flames.