Grill Fire Statistics

In 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 8,900 home fires involving grills, hibachis, or barbecues per year, including an average of 3,900 structure fires and 5,100 outside fires. These 8,900 fires caused annual averages of 10 civilian deaths, 160 reported civilian injuries, $118 million in direct property damage.


Almost all the losses resulted from structure fires.

July was the peak month for grill fires.

The leading causes of grill fires were:

  • Failure to clean the grill
  • Close proximity to flammable objects
  • Unattended grills

In 2014, 16,600 people went to the ER because of injuries.


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