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Kern County fire departments hold joint annual turkey fryer demonstration

Turkey Fryer Demonstration
Posted at 8:29 AM, Nov 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-23 13:36:49-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — As countless Americans will be feasting on turkey tomorrow, the Bakersfield and Kern County fire departments brought a visual reminder to celebrate safely on Tuesday, November 22nd.

If frying a turkey, the most important part is to do it outside, away from any structures and anything that is flammable.

"There are a lot of things that could go wrong if you don't do it correctly," said Andrew Freeborn, the Public Information Officer for the Kern County Fire Department. "If you overfill it, if you don't have your turkey thawed appropriately, if you have the oil heated too high, if you lower the turkey in too quickly, any of these things could cause that oil to start to steam, to boil over, and it could ignite a fire."

The demonstration is held each year at the fire department's training facility in Northwest Bakersfield.