Based on information I received from my friends at State Farm Insurance Company, more cooking fires occur in the Lone Star State on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. Texas is the top state in the nation when it comes to cooking fires at Thanksgiving. My friends at State Farm have put together a short video to show what actually goes wrong when deep frying a turkey. Cooking-related claims more than double on Thanksgiving Day compared to an average day any other time of the year. With the popularity of deep-frying turkeys on the rise, more people put themselves in harms way and run a higher risk at burning themselves, others and their properties.