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Preventing Labor Day Fires

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Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 6:11pm

EL PASO - If you plan of firing up the grill for a Labor Day barbeque, firefighters have some tips to keep you and your family safe.

Firefighters say they usually see a few fires started by grills around this time every year, but they're fires that are totally preventable.

There's one big mistake that people make....

"There's a lot of grilling and sometimes it takes place on balconies. You can be fined for that being that it's so close to a building. It poses a fire hazard. So, if you're going to barbeque do it away from a building," Firefighter Barnado Rodriguez said.

Firefighters also say it's a good idea to have a fire extinguisher or water nearby, just in case.

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