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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Monthly Fire Safety Tips: Grilling Safety

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There's nothing like outdoor grilling.  It's one of the most popular ways to cook food.  But, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard.  They can be very hot, causing burn injuries.  Follow these simple tips and you will be well on your way to safe grilling.


Safety Tips


-Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.

-The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.

-Keep children and pets at least 3 feet away from the grill area.

-Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grill and in trays below the grill.

-Never leave your grill unattended.

-Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it.

-If the flame goes out, turn the grill and gas off and wait at least 5 minutes before re-lighting it.


For more safety tips, visit www.nfpa.org/grilling.

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