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Grill tips for your next tailgate or cookout

There’s nothing more Texan than burgers and barbecue on a summer day. Follow these tips to make sure your cookout is a safe one.
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1Grill in a safe location

  • Propane and charcoal grills should be used only outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home and deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Don’t grill or barbecue in a windy area.

2Watch the grill

  • Someone responsible should always watch the grill.
  • Small children and pets should be kept away from the grill area.

3Be careful with lighter fluid and gas

  • Never spray lighter fluid on a fire.
  • If you smell gas while cooking on a propane grill, get away from the grill, and call the fire department as soon as you can.

4Keep the grill clean

  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • Don’t put coals in a plastic, paper, or wooden container.


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Last updated: 3/2/2018