Transcript for Summertime Grilling: Top Tips to Avoid Danger
damgers of grilling. The temperature heats up. More of us will be outside fig up the grills. Every year, gas and charcoal grills cause 8600 house fires and injure 7,000 people. Alex Perez has hat you need to know. Reporter: Officials say a gas grill explosion days ago in Florida injured a girl and caused a fire in this community. The girl's condition unknown. The danger is clear. You can see from this video on youtube just how dangerous propane grills can be if not used carefully. Should those who support the league demand the same? Reporter: Hannah storm suffered severe burns on her face, chest, and hands after trying to light her grill. A huge fireball exploded. All of this was burning, on fire here. Reporter: To show you how to protect your family, we teamed up with underwriter's laboratories. First up, gas or propane grills. This could be a hazard. It could be if you don't do things right. Reporter: First tip, always check hoses for gas leaks. Put a mixture of soap and water on the area where the hose connects to the valve. There's a bubble. That means there's a leak. Reporter: Keep the lid open when lighting the grill. We intentionally closed the lid and turned on the gas for this demonstration. Using this long pole, we ignite the grill. Oh. The gas buildup explodes when we hit the ignition switch. Singing the hair on the mannequin. Next up, distance. You should always put the fwril ten feet away from the house. After just a few minutes, the flames flare up. In seconds, the tire takes off it's getting too hot. Absolutely. Reporter: Not long after that, the entire home in flames. A firefighter standing by to extinguish it for us. For "Good morning America," Alex Perez, ABC news, Chicago. Good tips. How fast it can happen. It happens fast. We're all getting ready to grill because it's been a long winter. Coming up on "Gma," a
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