During July, the most amount of injuries due to grills are reported.

On average 20,000 people go to the emergency room every year from a grill burn.

Aubry Davis, North Dakota forest service education manager, said accidents are often caused by distractions.

"I think that completely makes sense when you consider how many people use grills. When they use them at big parties, they have lots of people around, lot of pets, lots of children running around," she said.

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Take extra caution grilling at a campground or in a park. Here are a few safety practices to follow:

  • Stay by your grill if it's on
  • Keep pets and kids at least 3 feet away
  • Wait 5 minutes to relight a gas grill

"Make sure that the daily fire danger rating is low and check your counties' burn bans. It's always good to keep an eye on what is going on in your area and what the conditions are like," Davis said.