MD State Fire Marshal warns against fire hazards this Memorial Day

Propane, charcoal, and bonfires.

They’ll most likely make an appearance at many memorial day festivities this weekend, but officials with the Maryland State Fire Marshals Office say the most common ways a fire can start is on a grill.

We’re told every year officials see grease fires on gas grills or improper charcoal disposal which could lead to an unexpected blaze.

Officials say it’s much safer to let charcoal cool and get rid of it the next day as instead of throwing it away while its still hot.

If you do have a bonfire experts say make sure it’s out before walking away.

Even with an expected increase in visitors to the Delmarva area this memorial officials say that the likelihood of there being a spike in fire calls is very slim.

Deputy Thomas Harr with the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office doesn’t rule out the threat of cigarettes causing an unexpected blaze, saying, “just don’t toss it out. crush it out, put it in a can or an ash tray something that’s not combustible, flammable.”

Even with an expected increase in visitors to the Delmarva area this Memorial Day, Harr says that the likelihood of there being a spike in fire calls is very slim.

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