With the summer season comes backyard barbecues with friends and family. Greenville Fire Chief Bill Johnston told WGEL it’s important to be cautious, especially around kids, while having your summer fun.
“Barbecue grills, those are especially notorious through the summer months,” Johnston said. “Deep fryers, be very, very cautious with those. Keep the kids away from those and the barbecue grills.”
State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis says Illinois residents should also be cautious around campfires and fire pits. He says never leave a grill or campfire unattended.