Summer Burn Safety Tips from the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital

The recreational activities we all enjoy carry with them some of the summers’ hottest dangers. These injuries do not discriminate. Summer activities can all come to a sudden end, unless we protect ourselves against fire and burn injuries that can happen during these special occasions.

Gas grills are involved in an average of 7,000 home fires per year. Most gas grill fires and explosions were caused by gas leaks, blocked tubes, and overfilled propane tanks. About 1/3 of the gas grill injuries were burns incurred while lighting the grill. Maintain gas grills for injury free cooking.

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