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Summer grilling while staying safe

By Melissa Gaona, mgaona@wdbj7.com
Published On: Jul 19 2013 08:03:22 AM EDT
Updated On: Jul 19 2013 11:08:39 AM EDT

WDBJ7 Mornin's Melissa Gaona's getting a head start, she's live on the weather deck with photojournalist Sam Doyle.

ROANOKE, Va. -

The leading cause of fire and injuries from gas grills is leaking fuel lines.

Experts warn to check all lines before starting your grill.

Here's some helpful grilling tips from Hearth, Patio, and Barbeque Association:

 - Read the owner's manual.

 - Grills are for outside, only.

 - Use in well-ventilated area.

 - Keep grill stable.

 - Follow electric codes.

 - Use long-handled utensils.

 - Wear safe clothing.

 - Keep fire under control.

 - Be ready to extinguish flames.

 - Consider placing a grill pad or splatter mat beneath your grill.

 - Never leave a grill unattended once lit.

 - Stay away from hot grill.

 - Don’t move a hot grill.

For more helpful information on grilling safety, click here.