Experts say more cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving day compared to any other day of the year. That's according to insurance company estimates. Grease and cooking related fires are known to double on the Thanksgiving holiday. Many problems occur with turkey fryers.
More than one third of fires involving a fryer start in a garage or patio. It's the reason why fire safety officials warn everyone to cook at a safe distance from any buildings, away from trees keeping the fryer off any wooden structures, such as a deck or patio.