Texas is the no. 1 state when it comes to cooking-related fire claims on Thanksgiving Day.

According to State Farm Insurance, in November and December of 2014 they received an average of 18 claims daily related to cooking fires. That number doubled on Christmas Day.

Texas leads the nation for Thanksgiving cooking fires, with 39 reported in the state since 2005. Second through 5th highest states go to Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York.

West Texans love our fried turkeys, but be especially careful to keep your fryer attended and follow the instructions carefully.

Hopefully these safety tips will help us, Texans especially, to have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.

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