Causes of Grill Fires:
*Cooking requires attention, and barbecuing is no exception.
*Eleven percent of home grill structure fires began when an outside wall caught fire. Six percent began with some type of structural member or framing.
*Position the grill away from the home and from other things that can burn
*In roughly one of every five fires, the grill had not been cleaned. To prevent fires, keep the grill clean.
July (17%) is the peak month for grill fires, followed by May (14%), June (14%), and August (13%). Three percent of the fires occurred in each of the winter months of December, January, and February.