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Backyard Barbeque Tips For Summer

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 5/24/2013

It's Memorial Day weekend which means the grills are coming out and the backyard barbeque's will be a plenty. But while a good old fashioned cookout may seem harmless on the surface, there are still a lot of potential dangers to be aware of.

Mansfield assistant fire chief Chris Speelman says there are many possible hazards associated with Memorial Day weekend cookouts, because many people are getting out their grills for the first time. Often times equipment needs to be checked that is not and accidents can happen as a result in a variety of ways.

Speelman says some of the most common fires come from discarded grilling material. People will put hot ashes into a box too close to their homes and a blaze can insue under the right conditions.

Speelman says it's a good idea to check if the ashes or coals from the fire are cool before leaving them unattended. Speelman also recommends checking to make sure that connections for propane grills are intact before use. Often times hoses can become loose which can result in serious accidents.

   
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