Fact sheet: NFPA's "Home Grill Fires”
Issued: May 2018
- Five out of six (82%) grills involved in home fires were fueled by gas, while 14% used charcoal or other solid fuel.
- Gas grills were involved in an average of 7,900 home fires per year, including 3,300 structure fires and 4,700 outdoor fires annually. Leaks or breaks were primarily a problem with gas grills. Twelve percent of gas grill structure fires and 24% of outside gas grill fires were caused by leaks or breaks.
- Charcoal or other solid-fuel grills were involved in 1,300 home fires per year, including 600 structure fires and 700 outside fires annually.
"Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment" report (PDF)