Did you know?
Grill fires cause an estimated $37 million in property loss each year.
Almost half of home grill fires happen between 5 and 8 p.m.
Fifty-seven percent of home grill fires occur during the months of May, June, July and August.
Patios, terraces, screened-in porches and courtyards are leading home locations for grill fires.
Seventy-nine percent of all home grill fires involve gas grills.
“Mechanical failure, malfunction” is the leading factor in the start of grill fires. Leaks or breaks of containers or pipes are often to blame.
Grilling fire safety tips:
Only use grills outdoors, away from siding and deck railings.
Clean grills often and remove grease or fat build-up.
Make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting.
Have a three foot safe-zone around grills and campfires. Keep kids and pets clear of the area.
Dispose of coals after they have cooled in a metal can.
Never leave grills, fire pits and patio torches unattended.