Homeowner tips on how to BBQ safely
The dangers of grill fires
- Duration 2:56
- Date May 25, 2012
The dangers of grill fires
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Let's jump ahead of the holiday weekend so got to show ahead of that's right that's right on the many of us are firing up those girls for the first time but those flames can be really dangerous even deadly in fact from -- that's in five and 2009.
Fire departments nationwide responded to an average of 8200 house fires.
Every year because of barbecues.
Steve Brown officially.
As the hottest story of the day no pun intended -- -- totally intended Steve it's a little bit different than having to cover the protests in Chicago so.
-- a bit of a break today but -- serious topic.
It is a serious topic especially consider how much damage is done simply by admiral John -- -- is here with underwriters laboratory this is your facility.
That's a girl its way to close the -- is typically capital -- 8000 times a year holes fires occur because of grilling incidents so it does happen a lot more to.
Too often -- no you can imagine we need to quickly explain that you folks do this all the time you're testing how things were how quickly things -- all the time -- -- a safety science company and we do a lot of research so this is something that we do routinely.
Right now we've got to -- to -- and it's way too close to the host number one grilling tips as always scroll outdoors secondly keep it away from your garage your carport.
And your house -- a safe distance from the house or any other thing that you don't want -- while sometimes it's very difficult to estimate that but ten feet is a good distance.
But del all let's make sure that you keep it a good distance away from anything that's combustible too.
It could be -- flowers that could be other things that could catch fire now.
It's -- really important that also if you get a girl going that somebody's out there watching it because a lot of times you put it on you walk away going it's of the -- go fix something else in the house.
You're working on some other side dish.
You're walking away from a -- Steve that's another very good point unattended cooking is -- leading cause of home fires the United States from inside cooking as well as outside cooking.
So keeping an eye -- it is something we always say but it's very difficult to do your grilling outside -- -- run inside and get some more.
Food -- the salad or whatever it might be for the festivities.
The fact as you can't watch -- all the time but just know that you've got to -- going there and you're gonna flare up like you're seeing right now.
That can be very very dangerous and deadly quickly how do you put it out if it starts up like this you know the best thing you can do is make sure that you put the lid on a -- if you can get close to it.
If it's gone this far with our -- is now starting to catch on fire.
You wanna get everybody out and call 911 balls are professionals who know how to do the right thing.
If it's small contained put the lid on and make sure you turn the scale assault -- the details -- And -- the grill away from the halls terrific and this is just three minutes since that girls parked -- burning like it is.
Are real important safety first a great holiday weekend comes second.
Back to your New York -- a good message have you have some marshmallows at least like you're doing you know why -- doing -- heads for the throughout the day it broke making me nervous I don't know off the final site.
Totally -- -- with marshmallows but the good point -- -- -- -- -- tracks as well Steve Brown thank you very much.