Gasoline added to grill, injuring 1 in Fargo

The Fargo Fire Department cautions that the public should not use gasoline on charcoal grills.

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FARGO — A person was injured Monday, May 16, after gasoline was added to a grill at a Fargo mobile home, authorities said.

Firefighters responded at about 4 p.m. and extinguished the fire at 640 Santa Cruz Drive S. in the Buena Vista mobile home park.

The person was hurt after gasoline was added to a charcoal grill, believing the flame inside was extinguished, the Fargo Fire Department said. The person was taken to Sanford Medical Center with unknown injuries.

“Gasoline is different than charcoal lighter fluid and should never be used to light charcoal or recreational fires,” the fire department said, adding it is “more volatile than lighter fluid and can result in injuries (sometimes severe) when ignited.

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