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THE ILLINOIS STATE FIRE MARSHAL IS OFFERING SOME TIPS TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A SAFE REST OF THE SUMMER. 
 
ONE OF THE BIGGEST HAZARDS GETS A LOT OF USE AT SUMMER COOKOUTS…YOUR GRILL. STATE FIRE MARSHALL MATT PEREZ SAYS YOU SHOULD KEEP THE GRILL CLEAN AND REMOVE ALL GREASE OR FAT BUILD UP. AS WELL AS:
 

 

 
PEREZ REMINDS THE GARAGE IS NOT A GOOD PLACE FOR GRILLING. ANOTHER SUMMER CONCERN IS CAMPFIRES. FIRES SHOULD BE AT LEAST 25 FEET AWAY FROM ANY STRUCTURE OR TREES THAT CAN BURN. PEREZ SAYS YOU SHOULD NEVER LEAVE A FIRE UNATTENDED SINCE IT TAKES ONLY A FEW MINUTES FOR IT TO SPREAD AND CAUSE DAMAGE.

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