Grills Don’t Kill People, Fire Kills People

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Being an Engineer by trade, I love to read statistics.  It never ceases to amaze me what people keep statistics on.  For example, according to this article, in 2005 grills caused approximately 3,500 structure fires and 5,000 outdoor fires in or on home properties and resulted in $137 million dollars in property damage!  Gas grills cause more accidents than charcoal (maybe because their use is more prevelant?) and apparently 41% of these accidents are due to leaks and breaks in gas lines what-not.  Jeez, that will make me stop taking certain things for granted…

This article is a worth a read as you Northern folks start to venture out from your Winter caves and light up the old grill.   My favorite advice is sadly not obvious to some people “Use propane and charcoal BBQ grills outdoors ONLY”…

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