All Fireworks are Illegal in Montgomery County
Give Full Attention When Cooking on BBQ Grills
Every year many Montgomery County residents look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics, and the Fourth of July. Summertime, however, also brings potential for fires and injuries due to fireworks and outdoor grills. Annually more than 8,000 Americans are injured by fireworks and grill fires. More than half these injuries occur during the first week of July. Just a reminder – ALL fireworks are illegal in Montgomery County.
The Fire Data Center at the United States Fire Administration estimates that yearly outside cooking grills cause more than 6,000 fires, over 5 fatalities, more than 170 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. Gas grills alone cause over 2,700 fires, 80 injuries, and $11 million dollars damage. Most of the gas grill fires and explosions were caused by gas leak ...more