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Barbecue fire safety

The backyard barbie can be a common cause of fires during summer. Hover over the highlighted objects below for some pointers:

Hover over the highlighted objects around and on the barbecue above or use the "view all" button below to learn about barbecue fire safety.

LPG & gas cylinder, safety

Never use portable LPG cylinders indoors or in confined spaces.

Always read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for maintenance.

Check the expiry date before using a gas cylinder.

Ensure connections on hoses are tight with no leakage.

Never check for leaks with a naked flame.

Never use a hose that has perished or is cracked.

Did you know?


The use of heaters, cigarettes and candles are common causes of fires.


When you're asleep, you won't smell the smoke from a fire.


You're twice as likely to die in a home fire if you don't have a working smoke alarm.

Fire & Rescue NSW responds to approximately
4500
residential fires each year.
Half of these fires start in the kitchen, mostly due to unattended cooking.


Electrical appliances and faults cause almost 40% of home fires.