Did you know outdoor grills cause about 10,000 house and brush fires every year in the U.S.? Follow these guidelines to stay safe!
- Grill away from deck railings, covered porches and branches.
- Never let kids and pets play near a hot grill.
- Check gas lines for leaks before lighting gas grills.
- Keep grates and grease trays clean.
- For charcoal grills, don't add starter fluid until after you've lit the grill.
- Cool coals completely and dump in a covered metal can.