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Charcoal Grill Fire in Charlottesville Backyard?

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

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Our local team in Charlottesville wants everyone to have a safe and fire-free summer this year. The City of Charlottesville’s website offers excellent information about fire safety, including city guidelines for outdoor grilling:

Charcoal Grills

  • Use one of the following methods to start charcoal for cooking:
    • If you use a charcoal chimney to start charcoal for cooking, use a long match to avoid burning your fingers when lighting the paper.
    • If you use an electric charcoal starter, use a grounded extension cord
    • If you choose to use lighter fluid, use only fluid intended for charcoal grills 
  • Never add charcoal starter fluid to coals or kindling that has already been ignited 
  • Never use gasoline or any other flammable liquid except charcoal starter or lighter fluid to start a charcoal fire 
  • Store the charcoal starter fluid outside, out of reach of children, and away from heat sources 
  • Dispose of charcoal coals only after they are cool. Empty the coals into a metal container with a tight-fitting lid used only to collect coals. Place the container outside away from anything that can burn. Never empty coals directly into a trash can. 

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