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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Summer Season: Peak Time for Grilling Fires

Grilling Safety

With barbecue season here, the Carbondale Fire Department would like to remind grillers to use cooking safety during the summer months when grilling fires occur most often. According to the latest grilling statistics from NFPA:

  • 10,600 home fires are started by grills each year, on average
  • July is the peak month for grill fires, followed by June, May, and August
  • 19,700 patients went to the ER per year because of injuries involving grills, including 9,500 thermal burns
  • 64% of U.S. households own at least one outdoor BBQ, grill or smoker
  • Gas grills contribute to a higher number of fires than charcoal grills
  • 61% of households own a gas grill

For additional information, visit the NFPA’s website or contact the Carbondale Fire Department at (618) 457-3234.

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