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May, July peak months for grilling fires


Last updated 8/1/2018 at 2:18pm

QUINCY, Mass. – Grilling season is here, and grill gurus everywhere are preparing for many family parties and barbecues. The National Fire Protection Association encouraged grillers to pay attention to safety during the spring and summer months when home fires involving grilling incidents occur most often.

In 2011-2015, fire departments responded to an average of 9,600 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues each year. That number included 4,100 structure fires and 5,500 outside or unclassified fires, according to NFPA. These fires caused an average of 10 civilian deaths, 16...

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