The state Fire Marshal’s Office provides this advice to keep your turkey – and your home – from burning …
Start holiday cooking with a clean stove and oven. Remove any buildup of grease that may be on the surface of the appliance.
Use the back burners whenever possible. Keep pot handles turned in order to avoid accidental bumping or spills.
Have a fire extinguisher available not more than 10 feet from the stove, on the exit side of the cooking area. Ensure you know how to use your fire extinguisher. A 2-1/2 lb. class ABC multi-purpose dry chemical extinguisher