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Jun 16, 2012 7:13 PM

Barbecue grill catches fire

TUCSON - A Tucson man who was barbecuing had to call 911 after his grill caught fire.

It happened near Speedway and North Camino Seco.

Flames were threatening the home, but firefighters were able to confine it to the grill area and extinguish the flames.

The homeowner told authorities he had the propane tank filled recently, and believed the tank exploded.

No injures were reported. Damage is estimated at a thousand dollars.

Fire officials says mechanical failure is by far the leading ignition factor for grill fires.

If you believe your propane tanks, cylinders, regulators, lines, valves or appliances have a problem or are not working properly, do not attempt to make repairs yourself.

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