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During the summer months it is common to see many people cooking on grills, but some grills are being used in places that cause serious fire violations.
The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal's Office, in and effort to help ensure Life Safety wants to remind apartment owners and tenants of grill regulations.
Per the North Carolina Fire Code, no grills producing an open flame shall be used on balconies, or within 10 feet of a building of combustible construction, unless there is an automatic sprinkler system.
Also, no propane grills or propane tanks greater than 2.5 pounds shall be stored within 10 feet of a building of combustible construction, unless there is an automatic sprinkler system.
The storage and use of grills on a balcony or near combustible construction is seen as a major fire code violation due to the proximity of the units and the effects that one accident could have on tenants and property.
The Fire Marshal's Office enforces the North Carolina Fire Prevention Code and the seventeen volumes of the National Fire Protection Association codes.
The Fire Marshal's Office conducts annual fire inspections in all but single family residential occupancies to ensure public safety, as well as conduct Certificate of Occupancy inspections for new construction.
For the Assistant Fire Marshal, Fire Inspector, for the unincorporated areas in Mecklenburg County and in the incorporated towns
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