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Grilling Safety

2017-04-11 12:25:00


When the warmer weather hits, there’s nothing better than the smell of food on the grill.

Three out of five households own a gas grill, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.

Each year an average of 8,900 home fires are caused by grilling, and close to half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns. While nearly half of the people who grill do it year-round, July is the peak month for grill fires followed by May, June, and August.

The leading cause of grill fires is due to not cleaning after use, having to close to something to catch fire, and leaving the grill unattended. 

Click on the link below for a video from the NFPA. 

Grilling Fire Safety Tips


Grill Safety

 Information provided by the National Fire Protection Association