ESPN anchor Hannah Storm shares the specifics of her burn injury with NFPA Journal

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Mar 19, 2013


ESPN SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm vividly recalls a gas grill explosion that resulted in first- and second-degree burns on her body: "The explosion was so great that it blew the doors off the grill," she tells +NFPA Journal+ in the latest issue. "My neighbor...thought the explosion was actually a tree falling through his own roof. I remember seeing the fire and then being on fire and rushing to put it out."


Following the harrowing incident, Storm made a miraculous return to TV and has become NFPA's newest grilling safety advocate. Through a series of public service announcements, she urges the public to read their grill's safety instructions and wait 15 minutes before relighting a grill if the flame goes out. (Review NFPA's tip sheet on grilling safety for more information.)


Learn more about Storm's recovery in the March/April issue of +Journal,+ and watch the following video of Storm being interviewed at the ESPN studios in Bristol, Connecticut: