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Preventing Residential Grilling Fires

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jun 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Residential-Grill-Fire.jpgResidential fires caused by grilling are dangerous, deadly, and on the rise.  In 2012, there were 374,000 residential fires in the United States.  Of those fires, 188,000 or 49%, were directly related to cooking.  Cooking fires also caused 7,650 injuries and 145 deaths.  Residential fires cause nearly $7.5 billion in damage each year.  Apartment owners, management companies, and condo associations should state in the lease/condo association rules: “Occupants shall not grill or deep fry inside the dwelling unit, on a deck or patio of a dwelling unit, or within 15 feet of any combustible material.”  To read more about preventing residential grilling fires and download our technical bulletin, click here.