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Grill smarter, safer this Memorial Day weekend

Grill smarter, safer this Memorial Day weekend

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Memorial Day weekend is just days away, and the traditional start of summer fun will begin. But fun and joyous occasions are all too frequently turned into tragedy with accidental injuries and fire. Sadly, many of these tragedies could have been avoided if very basic safety tips were followed.

This Memorial Day weekend, residential and community swimming pools will be opening and many grills will be ignited. The men and women of Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services (PBFES) want to keep you safe from the perils of fire and injury, and remind you to keep these basic safety tips in mind as you venture out this weekend and for the remainder of the summer.

Every summer, people are seriously injured by grill fires or explosions caused by outdoor grilling. Preventing these accidents is easy by following a few easy, but important precautions.