There is 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 on the 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 away from the grill area
**Keep you grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill
**Never leave your grill unattended
Fire deparments respond to an average of 7,900 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues each year, including 5,000 outside fres and 2,900 structure fires.
June and July are the peak months for grill fires
Thirty-three percent (33%) of home grill structure fires start on an exterior balcony or unenclosed porch