Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have died in defense of our nation. Family and friends will also gather together and fire up the grill. Chief Jeff Dorhauer with the Osage Beach Fire Protection District reminds residents to take the necessary precautions when barbecuing. He says a family in 2013 lost their Lake home after placing the barbecue pit too close to the house.
Safety tips for grilling this summer include placing the grill well away from siding and deck railings. For charcoal grills, use only approved starter fluids and for propane grills repair leaking hoses before using.