Report: NFPA's "Home Grill Fires”
Author: Marty Ahrens
Issued: June 2018
- Five out of six (82%) grills involved in home fires were fueled by gas, while 14% used charcoal or other solid fuel.
- July (17%) was the peak month for grill fires, followed by May (14%), June (14%), and August (13%). Three percent of the fires occurred in each of the winter months of December, January, and February.
- In 2012-2016, 8,200 thermal burns involving grills were seen in hospital emergency departments.
"Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment" report (PDF)