Prevent Grill-Related Fires

Blog Post By Alyse Riley
July 1, 2020

July is the peak month for grill fires, and Westwinds wants you to stay safe while you enjoy cooking outdoors! The potential for fire increases when precautions are not taken while using grills and deep fryers, especially in multi-family dwellings. Outdoor grills are involved in more than 8,900 home fires per year.

Just 2 weeks ago Emerald Bay Condos in the Lake of the Ozarks suffered extensive fire damage which started from an outdoor grill. You can read about that story here.

As we enter a holiday weekend, consider these potential fire hazards that can arise from improper gill use.

Additionally, Iowa City Fire Marshal Brian Greer and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend following these grilling safety guidelines: 

For more information on fire safety and grilling, visit the NFPA website.

Enjoy this video from our Iowa City Fire Department on how to grill like a firefighter!