Rural/Metro responded to an early morning fire in the Catalina Foothills.
The fire, located in the 7100 block of N. Finger Rock Place, happened on the balcony of a home in an unattended BBQ grill, according to Rural/Metro officials.
According to Rural/Metro crews smoke and flames were visible as they approached the scene. Even with rocky terrain surrounding the home, Rural/Metro crews took quick action to put out the flames. The home was occupied at the time of the fire, according to Rural/Metro who reported neither firefighters nor the occupants of the home were hurt due to the fire.
Damage estimates are not known at this time, according to Rural/Metro officials.
Rural/Metro would like to remind residents about the dangers of leaving any cooking appliances unattended. And offers the following tips when using BBQ grills:
Make sure the grill is clean of excess grease prior to use, move the unit away from the home if possible, including out from underneath overhanging patios; ensure the valves are in proper working order and hoses do not have cracks or damage that would leak; lastly when done grilling make sure it is cooled completely before storing or covering.
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