BUFFALO, N.Y. — A warning for anyone grilling this weekend: make sure to take all precautions to avoid a fire.

The U.S. Fire Administration says more than half of fires begin on patios, porches, and balconies.

May, June and July are the months with the most grill fires. A quarter of them start because the grill wasn't cleaned.

Before starting to grill, clean your equipment, separate the grill from anything flammable, and never leave it unattended.


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