Always grill outside
Charcoal and gas grills should never be used indoors.
Keep grill away from structures
Make sure there’s a safe distance between your grill and your home, as well as deck railings, trees, and anything that could easily catch on fire.
Make sure grill is stable
Set your grill on a flat, level surface so it won’t fall over.
Clean your grill
Before using, clear out grease and fat buildup from grill that could cause fires.
Check that grill components are working properly
For gas grills, inspect propane hose for leaks before use.
Keep an eye on the grill while you’re cooking
Never leave a lit grill unattended, and make sure kids and pets don’t get too close.
Have fire safety equipment on hand
If a fire occurs, have a fire extinguisher or other equipment close by so you can put the flames out quickly.