Odessa Fire Department Reminding Citizens to Barbeque Safely

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Get a ticket or follow the law.

That's the warning for from the Odessa Fire Department when you light up the barbeque.

People caught barbequing within 10 feet of a building or home are getting tickets.

The Fire Department says most of the culprits are at apartment complexes and people who fire up the barbeque with gasoline.

Fire officials tell NewsWest 9, just this week a man had to go to the hospital after he used lawn mower gasoline to re-ignite the barbeque and caught on fire.