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Last night July 1,2008 while cooking steaks on my Charbroil Commercial Series grill it caught on fire. It was during the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking that I saw black smoke coming out of closed grill, along with unusual flames viewed from rear of grill as I was keeping an eye on grill from my kitchen window. I went to grill, removed the 3 steaks quickly as the entire grilling area was engulfed in flames. It was so serious I had to call the fire dept. I was so afraid the propane tank would blow up. My son and I stayed in front of the house in fear of explosion and when the fireman arrived I went to show them where to go and fortunately the fire was out by itself. I believe the propane tank had run out of fuel and the fire burned itself out. The grill is charred and even the center grate rear area is melted. This is a major concern and disappointment in a B'Day gift from my family last May. I need to know what to do with this grill and certainly will need a replacement quickly, especially with the holiday weekend coming up. Please advise. Sincerely, Donna l. Zurzola ps: in choosing an expert: grills were not listed so I choose microwave as closed cooking method I figured

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  • dlzdlz Jul 03, 2008

    Please disregard and further correspondence. As I mentioned at the bottom of my initial note> It was a grill and there was no specific selection for it. I am dealing with the store where grill was purchased. Thanks anyway

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010


    Does the owner's manual address the possible situations which could lead to a fire?

    Does the manual recommend fire control methods such as a spray bottle, a bucket of water on standby, etc.?

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Returned the grill and got full credit.

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