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November 25, 2009 – El Cajon Fire Department tells us that –we kid you not— each holiday season, 911 receives calls from people asking how to cook a turkey. Please do NOT call 911 for turkey-prep instructions! Instead, check out the free turkey roasting and safety tips posted at the El Cajon Fire Department’s website


Be sure to check out their video demonstration on the dangers of deep-frying a turkey--complete with action fire-fighting footage. (Please don't try this at home!)




The site also contains helpful tips on these topics:



* Butterball’s roasting tips
* How to roast a turkey
* How to deep fry a turkey
* Holiday food safety videos in English & Spanish
* Food allergies: What you need to know when guests are coming



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