State Farm has again partnered with William Shatner to warn about the dangers around Thanksgiving of using a grease fryer to cook turkeys. Shatner first became a spokesman for State Farm’s Thanksgiving campaign last year.
Grease and cooking related claims more than double on Thanksgiving Day compared with an average day in November, according to analysis of State Farm claims. The top states that have grease- or cooking-related claims on Thanksgiving day, as per State Farm claims, are: Texas, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Florida, California, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and South Carolina.
State Farm says deep fryer fires result in more than $15 million in property damage annually, citing statistics available from the National Fire Protection Association.
State Farm said it did not have data for Connecticut, which could be because there were no turkey fryer fires reported.