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Memorial Day Grilling Safety Tips

<span style='font-family: "Microsoft Sans Serif"; font-size: 10pt;'>If you're barbecuing this Memorial Day weekend, and millions of Americans are, be careful! You may not realize it, but grills are involved in thousands of house fires every year, some of them fatal.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></span><font size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font>

The National Fire Protection Association says grills sparked an average of 82-hundred house fires in the U.S. per year, between 2005 and 2009. So, before you throw those burgers and dogs on the flames, follow a few safety guidelines.

 

  • Make sure the grill is well away from your home or garage.
  • Also check to make sure deck railings and low hanging branches are a safe distance away.
  • Keep children and pets away.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.

 

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