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Fire officials want families to grill safely during the holiday

They can stay hot for hours. They can stay hot for hours.
Sheniqua Robinson Sheniqua Robinson
Make sure that you don't set up your grill or pit too close to the house. Make sure that you don't set up your grill or pit too close to the house.
Albany firefighters want to remind families to be safe while grilling. Albany firefighters want to remind families to be safe while grilling.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany firefighters want to remind families to be safe while grilling during the Labor Day Holiday. 

Officials say if you do plan on grilling, make sure that you don't set up your grill or pit too close to the house. Keep a water hose nearby and dispose of your charcoal properly. Also make an effort to watch out for children who could get too close to the grill.

"They can stay hot for hours. So I advise people to always make sure they cool off in the grill," said Inspector Sheniqua Robinson. "Again take them and dispose of them in a metal can somewhere. Don't put them in the trashcan or on the grass because they can catch fire."

Longhorn Steakhouse is also available once again this holiday season to provide cooking tips over the weekend with their "Grill Us" hotline. Grill masters are available to share their expert advice from Friday, September 4th until Sunday, September 6th, from
noon until five p.m.

The hotline number is 1-855-LH-grill. You can text LHgrill to 40679 to get real-time grilling advice. (Message and data rates may apply.)

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