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NFPA offers tips for safe grilling this Memorial Day and beyond

 

Last updated 5/24/2019 at 11:05am



TEMECULA – Often considered the unofficial kick-off to summer, Memorial Day weekend includes many celebrations featuring cookouts and barbecues. As the holiday and warmer months approach, the National Fire Protection Association reminded residents to follow some basic precautions for safely grilling outdoors.

According to NFPA’s statistics, in 2013-2017, U.S. fire departments responded to an annual average of 10,200 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues, including an average of 4,500 structure fires and 5,700 outside or unclassified fires. These fires resulted in 10 de...



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