Barbecues – Fire Safety

In California, open-flame cooking devices, including charcoal and propane grills, may not be operated on combustible balconies or within ten feet of combustible construction except for: (1) One and two-family dwellings, and (2) When buildings, balconies, and decks are protected by an automatic sprinkler system. In addition, propane containers with a capacity of over one pound cannot be transported through enclosed common area stairs, hallways, or elevators. They must be transported into a unit through an exterior stairway or not at all. Boards should create appropriate operating rules.

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