TAMPA, Fla. — The holidays can be joyous, but they can also be dangerous. 

Friday morning, firefighters demonstrated the dangers of frying a turkey.

In the video above you see just how quickly unsafe turkey frying can go wrong.

Dangers of Frying a Turkey

  • Units can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area.
  • An overfilled cooking pot or partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is inserted.
  • A small amount of cooking oil coming into contact with the burner can cause a large fire.

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