These tips will help you grill safely all summer long

Ah, summer — the best time of the year to fire up the grill and enjoy some hot dogs, hamburgers, and baby back ribs.

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But grilling can be dangerous if done incorrectly. These tips will help you stay safe at your next cookout.

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  • Only grill outdoors in a well-ventilated space.
  • Keep your grill away from siding and deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Remove grease or fat buildup from your grill right away.
  • Never leave a grill unattended.
  • Never add flammable liquids to a grill fire.
  • Store propane tanks upright in a place where temperatures don’t exceed 120 degrees.
  • If you smell gas while grilling, get away from the grill and call the fire department.

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