BBQ warning after a spate of gas explosions

Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW)  is urging people to check their barbeque after a spate of LPG explosions in the past few days.

FRNSW Commissioner Greg Mullins said FRNSW has attended nine LPG explosions recently.

“These figures are quite alarming so I encourage people not to be complacent when firing up their barbecue this season,” he said.

“Simple precautions and a little bit of planning and care helps to avoid accidents, prevent bushfires and property damage.

“When using the barbecue, set it up in an area that has been cleared of vegetation, on a firm, level base sheltered from the wind and away from garden sheds and fences. Have a supply of water close by and, if possible, a fire extinguisher as well.’’

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