Food cooked outdoors, especially on a propane or charcoal grill in the backyard has a special appeal. But grilling outdoors can be dangerous, even deadly, unless you take precautions.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, each year, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 8800 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues. Of these fires, about started on a courtyard, terrace or patio while 29 percent started on an exterior balcony or open porch.
Nevertheless, if you are like most Americans, you too enjoy summer grilling. So, the following are some of the most important safety tips to assure that your barbecue is risk-free, whether you do a gas or charcoal grilling.
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