New Canaan Fire Marshal on ‘Grill Safety’
With Memorial Day approaching, the grilling season is upon us. To ensure everyone can enjoy their backyard bistros without unfortunate mishaps, following is a list of steps you can take to avoid being “well done”:
Propane and Charcoal BBQ grills should be used outdoors only. The grill should be placed at least 3 feet away from combustibles, including your home, deck railings, eaves and overhanging branches. Make sure that your grill is serviced and cleaned annually, following manufacturer’s instructions for care and use. Never use gasoline or other flammable liquids to start your charcoal – only use approved charcoal lighter fluid. Once the charcoal is started NEVER add additional lighter fluid.