NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The State Fire Marshal's Office has some safety tips for turkey fryers.

The main one is to avoid using outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil because officials say they pose a risk for injury.

State Fire Marshal Gary West says the outdoor fryers heat gallons of cooking oil to very high temperatures, and there's a risk of oil being spilled.

Officials recommend that consumers utilize the oil-free models that are available or seek commercial professionals to prepare the entrée.

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