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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.
Related report

"Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment" report (PDF) 


Grilling statistics from NFPA - Infographic