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Preventing Outdoor Grill Fires

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

Safety in grilling this summer!

Did you know most outdoor grill fires occur in the month of July?  As many of us are outdoors more and having family barbeques, it’s also one of the most dangerous months for a fire to occur in the backyard.   They are many leading causes for this to happen that can be avoided.  Making sure you have placed your grill in a safe location far enough away from your home structure and deck is an important first step.  Another thing to consider is making sure you’re cleaning and maintaining your grill on a regular basis.  According the National Fire Protection Association, “ grills had not been cleaned in more than one-quarter (29%) of the home grill structure fires”.  Be sure to regularly clean grease and fat off your grill.  A common practice is to use a wire brush to do so.  There are different cleaning agents that can be applied for tougher grease.  The NFPA has many other suggestions and precautions to take in preventing a grill fire at your home.  Please review this before your next BBQ to keep your friends, family, and home safe from an outdoor grill fire.

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