Turkey fryer fire punctuates busy Thanksgiving | RecordCourier.com

Turkey fryer fire punctuates busy Thanksgiving

Staff Reports
Firefighters extinguish a turkey fryer on Thanksgiving after it boiled over.
East Fork Fire District |

An effort to deep fry a turkey resulted in a visit from firefighters when the fryer boiled over in Sunridge, igniting the propane line 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Battalion Chief Larry Goss said the there was no damage to the home, since the fryer was set up in a large open area free of combustible materials.

The fryer fire was one of 19 calls, East Fork firefighters responded to on Thanksgiving.

At about 12:30 p.m., firefighters received a report that fire coming from within the walls next to the wood stove pipe on Jones in Johnson Lane.

Upon arrival, crews quickly determined that the flames seen had come from a loose stove pipe fitting where it joins the wall, Goss said.

“The fire in the box was extinguished and no damage to the structure or content was reported,” Goss said.

The pipe was determined to have severe creosote build-up causing the fire.

“With winter temperatures upon us, we would like to remind all residents who use wood burning equipment to ensure you have the stove pipes cleaned and inspected regularly,” Goss said.