Summer grilling safety

By Samantha Rambeau, Associate producer, The Morning Show, srambeau@wjxt.com
Published On: May 14 2014 07:09:18 AM EDT
ATLANTA -

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is offering Georgians tips to stay safe while grilling and camping.

Hudgens says flammable materials should be kept far from the grill, and grills should be kept at a safe distance from homes and cars.

Hudgens says grills should never be left unattended and children should also be kept at a safe distance. Hudgens says lighter fluid specifically meant to light charcoal - not gasoline - should be used to ignite a grill.

Hudgens says campers should always clear a 10-foot area around their campsite of material that may ignite near a campfire and campers should also make sure to douse a fire with water, mix ashes with soil and soak the mixture again to keep it from potentially igniting hours later.

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus