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Cellar2ful

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Example of fire danger from a Weber kettle with hot coals
« on: August 04, 2017, 09:40:50 PM »


This occurred in my area last night.  16 vehicles and the carport were destroyed.  Cause of the fire is believed to have been the BBQ. It was put away in the carport with hot coals in it.   Although no charges will be filed on the grills owner, I'm sure the neighbors are not to happy with him.  It can happen very easily.  For you, your family and neighbors, use common sense and be safe. Think twice before you put that grill away.





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Troy

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Re: Example of fire danger from a Weber kettle with hot coals
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 09:43:06 PM »
Oh shit, man that sucks. I'm always careful with ash and embers after nearly burning down my parent's house when I was 8.



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LiquidOcelot

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Re: Example of fire danger from a Weber kettle with hot coals
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 09:44:58 PM »
all she needs is new legs and the lid straightened out

Cellar2ful

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Re: Example of fire danger from a Weber kettle with hot coals
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 09:45:58 PM »
Unfortunately, it may be in evidence currently.  Also may have lost a leg socket when the roof collapsed onto it.
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WNC

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Re: Example of fire danger from a Weber kettle with hot coals
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2017, 03:48:29 AM »
That sucks, good reminder to be safe though...


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hawgheaven

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Re: Example of fire danger from a Weber kettle with hot coals
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2017, 05:52:10 AM »
Good Lord! What a mess!
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charred

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Re: Example of fire danger from a Weber kettle with hot coals
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2017, 07:41:33 AM »
Damn, a colored mbh. Shoulda been a taco.

i wonder what the grill was left next to and/or if all vents were closed.

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Re: Example of fire danger from a Weber kettle with hot coals
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2017, 07:44:01 AM »
I wonder that too @charred .  What was the chain reaction to cause this? I've seen small coals hit the ash pan but I haven't seen them roll off onto something else.


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Re: Example of fire danger from a Weber kettle with hot coals
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2017, 09:21:32 AM »
that idiot needs to have his Redhead man card revoked!
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Re: Example of fire danger from a Weber kettle with hot coals
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2017, 09:46:20 AM »
A buddy of mine always closes all vents waits a few minutes and rolls his Red Head into the middle of his garage regardless wether it is hot or not.

I've never been really comfortable with it.

He may even lurk here.

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Re: Example of fire danger from a Weber kettle with hot coals
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2017, 10:27:17 AM »
Well, obviously, He did something not right. I ALWAYS shut my kettles down after a cook. And I have the ash buckets... got rid of the ash trays.
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Re: Example of fire danger from a Weber kettle with hot coals
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2017, 10:40:55 AM »

Well, obviously, He did something not right. I ALWAYS shut my kettles down after a cook. And I have the ash buckets... got rid of the ash trays.

Yeah me too. I forgot one time last month and left my lid off after cooking. Of course it rained that night and turned the ash to a nasty sludge in the bowl. That's the only time I can ever remember doing that and won't do it again. My neighbor leaves his lid off all of the time. I don't see how he stands the mess that makes in the bowl.


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Re: Example of fire danger from a Weber kettle with hot coals
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2017, 06:14:15 PM »
BS!!! That poor redhead is just a Patsy. It was teenagers I tells ya....teenagers!!!
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Re: Example of fire danger from a Weber kettle with hot coals
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2017, 06:47:02 PM »
BS!!! That poor redhead is just a Patsy. It was teenagers I tells ya....teenagers!!!

That's just the start of it.

Fake fire. Setup. Conspiracy theory. China. News media intelligentsia.....climate change cover-up.

Somebody needs to save that poor Redhead though....that is forsure.
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Re: Example of fire danger from a Weber kettle with hot coals
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2017, 06:39:00 AM »
Wow! I will definitely make sure my grills are more secure / in a safe spot when done cooking with them. I wonder if there was anything flammable under / nearby that the ashes / coals may have fallen upon? It would be interesting to pinpoint the cause.
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