Grilling safety

Hardware Store

ROCHESTER, Minn. – As many of us look forward to the long weekend, there are some things you need to be aware of.

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to the summer season and that means many of us will be firing up the grills. But before you put those patties on, there are some tips to keep things safe. First, authorities say you should make sure your grill has been serviced, second check the connections to make sure they are all tight, also make sure the grill is clean with no grease buildup. Plus, keep harmful materials, children, and pets at least three feet away from the grill.

If you do run into an accident, there should be a plan in place. “We should always have fire extinguisher, at least know where one is at nearby when we are grilling. Definitely call 911 so we can send a truck out and just make sure everything is safe,” Assistant Fire Marshal Larry Mueller said.

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