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Gasoline and fire: A potentially life-changing combination

​“My burns are a blessing and a curse.”

Those are the words of Jessica Patterson, a Minnesota woman who survived third-degree burns after someone dumped gasoline on an outdoor fire. 

Check out these tips​ for keeping your recreational fire safe. 


Make Sure the Fire Department Doesn't Show Up at Your Next BBQ

​Busting out the grill for a BBQ?

Make sure you follow these tips to keep your grilling safe:

  • Never use a grill indoors and don't leave it unattended. 
  • Keep your grill clean. 
  • Move it away from your home and deck.

More tips are available in our grilling fact sheet. 


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Video Description: This demonstration shows how putting water on a grease fire can have an explosive effect that can be deadly, cause severe burns or destroy your home.