When the warmer weather hits, there’s nothing better than the smell of food on the grill.
Three out of five households own a gas grill, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.
Each year an average of 8,900 home fires are caused by grilling, and close to half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns. While nearly half of the people who grill do it year-round, July is the peak month for grill fires followed by May, June and August.
Grilling by the numbers
Source: NFPA's "Home Grill Fires" report
This grilling season, NFPA tests your knowledge and demonstrates the proper way to use your grill safely to prevent fires.
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