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Grilling safety for the Fourth of July

Grilled chicken cooks on a grill (Source: WALB) Grilled chicken cooks on a grill (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Many folks will be cooking dinner on the grill for the Fourth of July, but it's important that you don't get too distracted by the smell.

If you don't focus on what you're doing it could be dangerous.

According to Charles Boges, gas grills are the safer option because it uses a propane tank. 

Charcoal grills enhance smoky flavor, but the coals provide more dangers than other grills.

That's because the coals are often exposed or can be within reach of children.

Boges said those using the grill need to keep children at least 10 feet away to avoid possible injuries. 

"Grilling safety is not getting hurt. Not burning your food. Yeah definitely not getting hurt. I mean you wanna come in, you wanna enjoy time with your family, and you wanna be able to sit back and relax and enjoy a cool drink," Boges said.

In case of an emergency, Boges said it's best to have a fire extinguisher nearby. 

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