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Blog: Burning incense, grilling can be hazardous if misused
Posted Date: 2/8/2018 11:15 AM
By Christina Seidel, CSFD Community Risk Reduction Specialist 

When I think about burn injuries, I picture searing my hand on a toaster or curling iron, but those types of burns account for only 8 percent of burn injuries. The most common burns -- 46 percent -- come from direct contact with fire. 

Incense and barbecue grills are prime culprits, especially in College Station, where we have responded to several incidents in the last year. Since this is Burn Awareness Week, it’s an ideal time to review some basic safety tips.