5 Ways to Prevent House Fires this Fall

4. Grill With Caution

Football season is a great time to toss some burgers on the grill. If you’re a renter, before you even consider grilling, check with your landlord to see if it’s allowed.

Grill fires can start in a number of ways. To prevent a fire, clean the grill after each use. You should always keep it a safe distance from your building (at least 10 feet away) and away from trees.

Place the grill on a solid surface that can’t burn, such as concrete or asphalt. And never walk away from the grill while cooking, as a spark or small flame can easily spread.

Use long-handled spatulas, wear flame-resistant mitts and never wear loose-fitting clothes near an open flame.

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