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Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

Backyard Grilling Safety Tips

grillingsafetypicFood cooked outdoors, especially on a propane or charcoal grill in the backyard has a special appeal.  But grilling outdoors can be dangerous, even deadly, unless you take precautions.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2003 and 2006, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 7900 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues – each year.  Of these fires,  about 2900 per year resulted in structure fires.  On average per year, these fires claimed ten deaths and 120 injuries, and they resulted in annual property damage of $80 million. 

Nevertheless, Americans enjoy more than three billion barbecues each year; and, if you are like most Americans, you too enjoy summer grilling.  So, the following are some of the most important safety tips to assure that your barbecue is risk-free, whether you do a gas or charcoal grilling.

 

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