Park Rapids Fire chief cautions summer grillers after ember sparks house fire Friday
A Friday morning fire believed to have started from the ember of a Weber grill caused extensive damage to a Hubbard home.
Park Rapids Fire Chief Donn Hoffman said grills "have no place" on house decks. It's just too unsafe.
"He would have been OK but the wind probably sparked one of the embers," Hoffman said.
The fire extensively damaged the home's vinyl siding, then crept up into the eaves, where it did more damage.