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Report: NFPA's "Home Grill Fires” 
Author: Marty Ahrens
Issued: June 2018  

 

Report highlights  

  • 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. 
Related report

"Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment" report (PDF) 

 

Grilling statistics from NFPA - Infographic