Another Fire!!!!

@1grnthmb (2063)
United States
May 31, 2008 6:39pm CST
I Started the BBQ last night to start making dinner. My wife said it smelt like some one was smoking pot (How dies she know?). I looked out the back window and saw some leave that had blown under the BBQ were burning. It was just a couple of leaves but they were smoking up the patio. I did not even think they were a problem when I lite the BBQ. But they were. I learned a lesson. Keep that area around the BBQ clean as a whistle. Grease dripping from the fire can cause all kinds of problems. We are luck that the wind did not blow those smoking leaves somewhere where they could of caused a major problem.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
31 May 08
Oh Dear Mark, lol, I am sorry for laughing but that would be the sort of thing I would do Lucky you caught it in time though as that could have turned out awful
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
1 Jun 08
We are really lucky. Especially with the scare a couple days before with the fire truck being across the street.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
11 Jun 08
Again ty Mark Hugs
@vanities (11343)
• Davao, Philippines
1 Jun 08
well im glad that it did not happen ..i mean the fire thing...and i guess its serves us a eye opener and will be very cautious the next time...i had an experienced one myself when im cooking..actually frying some chicken wings...and i guess i had adjusted it to a high level that when i put the wings my pan was on fire inside.. and of course i panicand its my husband who put it off..luckily it happens on a weekend and no work ..
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
1 Jun 08
Kitchen and grease fires can be really bad and hard to put out. We keep a fire extinguisher in under the kitchen sink just for that emergency
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
1 Jun 08
I hate the smell of burning leaves. It is a good thing that your wife pointed it out. It could have become a real problem if the wind had caught them. Now you know for next time though. Leaves are bad!
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
1 Jun 08
I have never burnt leaves before so I never suspected that the smell was comming from our own yard. I really thought our wino neighbor next door was starting a new habit.
@cjgrooms (4457)
• United States
31 May 08
Yes you are very lucky. My son-in-law is a firefighter and he says that grills keeps them hopping during the summer.
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
1 Jun 08
I really never gave much thought to the BBQ as a disaster waiting to happen, And there was just a few leaves I would have never thought that they would be a problem.
@GardenGerty (95501)
• Marion, Kansas
1 Jun 08
I have had some things blow out of my chiminea to dry grass. It is scary. I am glad you are okay. No big fire.