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What Should You Do If  A Grill Is On Fire?

5/16/2023 (Permalink)

Orange background with text and SERVPRO logo One of the most common safety hazards when grilling is a fire breaking out.

Grilling is a great way to enjoy delicious food and spend time outdoors with friends and family. However, it’s important to keep safety in mind when using a grill. One of the most common safety hazards when grilling is a fire breaking out. If a grill fire does occur, it’s important to know what to do to stay safe. Here are the steps to take if a grill is on fire:

  • Turn off the burners: If the fire is contained in one area of the grill, turn off the burners in that area. This will help prevent the fire from spreading.
  • Close the lid: If the fire is larger and cannot be contained to one area, close the lid of the grill. This will help cut off the oxygen supply to the fire and reduce the flames.
  • Disconnect the fuel source: If you are using a propane grill, turn off the propane tank and disconnect it from the grill. If you are using a charcoal grill, remove the charcoal from the grill.
  • Use a fire extinguisher: If the fire is still burning, use a fire extinguisher to put it out. Make sure you use the correct type of fire extinguisher for the type of fire you are dealing with. For grill fires, use a Class B fire extinguisher, which is designed for flammable liquids and gases.
  • Call for help: If the fire is too large to be put out with a fire extinguisher, call the fire department immediately.
  • Do not use water: Never use water to put out a grease fire on a grill. This can cause the fire to spread and create a dangerous situation.
  • Wait before cleaning: After the fire has been put out, wait until the grill has cooled down before cleaning it. This will prevent any remaining grease or debris from reigniting.

By following these steps, you can effectively handle a grill fire and stay safe while grilling. Remember to always be mindful of grill safety and take the necessary precautions to prevent accidents from happening.

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