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The National Fire Protection Association urges grillers to be cautious this summer

NFPA encourages grillers to be safe in the summer months (Source: Raycom Media) NFPA encourages grillers to be safe in the summer months (Source: Raycom Media)
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With grilling season around the corner, The National Fire Protection Association encourages grillers to be cautious and to pay attention to their barbecues.

In 2011 through 2015, fire departments responded to an average of 9,600 home fires each year.

July is the peak month for grilling fires, and the NFPA reminds everyone that all types of grills pose a risk for fires.

Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy for NFPA, said it is important for grillers to review safety tips to ensure they are grilling properly.

For more information and tips on outdoor grilling, visit the NFPA website.

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