On a typical summer day, it’s commonplace to encounter the smell of charcoal burning, drifting over from a neighbor’s yard. So how common can grill-related fires be? More than you think; take a look at this facts from the National Fire Protection Association.

  • Three out of five households own a gas grill.
  • In 2012, 16,900 patients went to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills.
  • One of every six grill-related home fires occurred because something that could catch fire was too close to the grill.
  • Overall, leaks or breaks were factors in one of every five reported grill fires.
  • Gas grills contribute to a higher number of home fires overall than their charcoal counterparts.

Source: http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/outdoors/grilling