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City of Lubbock lifts outdoor generator, grill ban

Provided by the City of Lubbock

The City of Lubbock's Parks and Recreation Department is lifting the ban on the use of fuel-driven electrical generators and outdoor grilling in all City parks.

With recent fire concerns, the City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation Department and the Lubbock Fire Department want you to be safe when using grills in our city parks. Here are some safety tips to remember when grilling:

Grills - Campfires are NOT allowed in any city park. Use only permanent grills located in the parks or a self-contained, off the ground charcoal or propane grill.

Pick a safe area - Place the grill on a flat surface in a well-ventilated area away from overhangs, park shelters, low hanging bushes, fences and shrubbery. Keep children and pets away from the grill when in use.

Handle charcoal carefully - Use only the amount of charcoal needed. Do not overfill. Never add lighter fluid directly to hot coals since flames could travel up the fluid stream and cause an explosion. Never use gasoline or kerosene to start a fire. Use proper utensils for safe handling of food and coals.

Putting out the fire - Make sure that all charcoal is completely cool to the touch before leaving a park grill. If possible, allow the coals to burn out completely before dousing with water. For portable, self-contained grills, also insure that coals are completely cooled before transporting grill in a vehicle. Dispose of cold ashes in an appropriate receptacle. Do not throw on the ground. Do not put hot coals into park trash cans.

Don't litter! - Take care of your parks! Please pick up all trash and place it into park trash cans before you leave the area.

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