Pasco Fire officials share helpful BBQ season safety tips

BBQ season safety tips
Pasco Fire officials share helpful BBQ season safety tips

Many are getting ready to fire up their grills since BBQ season is officially in the air.

However, before you decide to cook your next steak, Pasco fire officials shared some helpful tips to avoid a dinner disaster.

“What happens is if you’re not prepared you can actually get a flash flame, and if you have any kind of loose clothing on, or if your hair is in the way, the flame can actually come back and it can end up burning you,” Pasco Fire Public Information Officer, Ben Shearer said.

Firefighters respond to about 86,000 home fires each year involving grills, hibachis or barbecues.

In order to avoid flare ups and grill accidents they say, only use a little bit of lighter fluid, clean out your grease traps, get rid of trip hazards, and always check fuel lines for leaks before firing up.