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.
-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.