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Officials urging people to be cautious when grilling during spring and summer

Officials urging people to be cautious when grilling during spring and summer

YAKIMA, Wash. -- As the weather gets warmer, officials are urging the public to use caution when grilling this summer.

According to the National Fire Protection Association July is the peak month for grilling fires followed by May, June and August.

The NFPA says the fire department has responded to an average of 96 – hundred home fires involving grills from 2011 to 2015.

The NFPA says it’s always important to place your grill away from siding and deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.

Additional tips include using propane and charcoal BBQ grills outdoors only, keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grilling area and never leave your grill unattended.

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