Did you know that 3,000 homes are burned downed each year because of the incorrect use of a barbecue grill? Using a grill improperly -- or too close to the house -- can have dire consequences. ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" is helping teach families how they can safely enjoy this summer weather, and linked over to NFPA's web site for grilling safety tips.
Before you light that fire in your grill and get ready to enjoy hot dogs and burgers, check out NFPA's barbecue safety tips.
- Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
- The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
- Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
- Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
Never leave your grill unattended.