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      Grilling Safety Tips for Labor Day

      School has started, but there's still one weekend left in Summer. Labor day is traditionally the last chance to fire up the grill and throw one last big backyard barbeque before the fall. The Red Cross of Siouxland says it's important to remember to stay safe while you're setting up and working the grill. "This is a great weekend to get out and grill and we just recently had a home that was severely damaged due to a grill fire. This is not something we want to have happen over this holiday weekend," said Red Cross of Siouxland's Executive Director Tammy Lee. Tips for Safe Grilling Always follow the manufacturer's instructions. Keep children and pets away from the grill. Never add charcoal starter fluid after coals have been ignited. Use long-handled utensils. Don't leave the grill unattended while in use."
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