Tips offered for safe grilling

June 28, 2007

Grilling is a great way to cook, but as with all types of cooking, it requires caution. Here are some tips from the National Fire Protection Association for safe grilling this summer season:

-- When using barbecue grills on decks or patios, be sure to leave sufficient space from siding and eaves.

-- Always supervise a barbecue grill when in use.

-- Keep children and pets far away from grills.

-- With charcoal grills, only use charcoal starter fluids designed for barbecue grills and do not add fluid after coals have been lit.

-- With gas grills, be sure that the hose connection is tight and check hoses carefully for leaks. Applying soapy water to the hoses will easily and safely reveal any leaks.

-- Always follow the manufacturer's instructions and have the grill repaired by a professional, if necessary.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009