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Home Fires: Grilling Safety 101

Annually, there are an estimated 8900 home fires caused by grilling. July, being the peak month for grill fires, followed by May, June and August.

Summer is here and so is the grilling season! Grilling is a great way to cook up some amazing summer cuisine, but there are a few safety precautions you should know about before you have your first summer cookout.

Your first step when buying a new grill is to read the owner’s manual to understand how to maintain, assemble, use, clean and store your particular grill. Below are some safety tips which are standard for all gas grills which can help prevent home fires:

  • Check for gas leaks in cylinders before using grill first time each year. Use soapy water to check connections. Bubbles which expand indicate a leak
  • Grill only outside and place your grill in a well ventilated open area, at least 10 feet from any structure.
  • Always light your grill with the hood open and never lean over grill when lighting.
  • Never leave grill unattended and keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case of an emergency.
  • If flame goes out, turn off gas, leave hood open and wait at least 5 minutes before trying to relight.
  • After you are done with cooking close gas valve on your grill
  • Clean grill regularly removing grease and fat residue from grills and spill trays.

Grill safely, prevent home fires and have a great summer!!!

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Theresa Warren