Preventing grease fires and extinguishing grease fires

How you can prevent grease fires on the grill and how to put them out in an emergency.

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  • Always keep a fire extinguisher, gloves and the safety equipment recommended in the manual to hand.
  • Always make sure you only grill at a safe distance to the house and all easily flammable materials.
  • Depending on how often and what you grill, fat can collect around the combustion chamber and around the burners. Although the combustion chamber has two channels in which the fat is collected and can drain off, deposits of fat can nevertheless build up there.
  • Clean the grate and the inside of the grill regularly to reduce the risk of fire to a minimum.
  • Deposits of fat residues can heat up while grilling. A fat fire could occur when they melt and evaporate.
  • If the grill starts to burn, turn off the gas and leave the lid open so the fat can burn off.
  • Under no circumstances should you attempt to extinguish a fat fire with water. This will fan the fire even more and could cause the fat to explode.
  • If the fire does not go out on its own or it spreads, extinguish it with the fire extinguisher or remove anything flammable around the grill and call the fire services.
  • Always adhere to the safety distances to houses specified in the manual.
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