(Epsom, NH) - With Memorial Day upon us, many back-deck chefs will be pulling out their gas grills for some shrimp (or dogs and burgers) on the barbie.

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The Propane Gas Association of New England is offering safety tips before you fire up that grill.

Among them, keep the grill in a safe location, on a level surface and at least 5 feet away from the house, lawn furniture, trees or other potential fire hazards.

And always check the hose connections for any leaks. Just a bit of soapy water will give you a hint of any leaking gas.

Check out their full list of safety tips here.

Happy Grilling!  (And I like my burgers medium rare, please.)