Firefighters from Adwick station attended an incident in Doncaster involving a BBQ at 7:39pm on Saturday 29 July.
Upon arrival, crews found a man in his 40s who had suffered burns after pouring petrol onto a BBQ in an attempt to get it to light. Firefighters provided first aid at the scene and the man was taken to hospital by ambulance for further care.
Crews left the scene at 8:26pm.
Al fresco cooking carries a potential fire risk- but only if barbecues are used incorrectly.
To make sure your barbecue goes to plan:
- Site it on a flat surface well away from trees, shrubs and grassland
- Keep a bucket of water or sand close by, just in case
- Never use petrol or paraffin on a barbecue, only recognised lighters and starter fuels
- Make sure the coals have properly cooled before disposal and empty ashes onto bare soil, not into the bin. Barbecues continue to give off the deadly gas even after the coals are cool, so campers should never use barbecues inside tents, or to stay warm indoors.