ESPN anchor Hannah Storm made her return to TV on New Year's Day, three weeks after she suffered burns from a gas grill explosion at her home.
Storm, who hosted the Rose Parade in Southern California on January 1, was using her outdoor propane gas grill on December 11 when she noticed the flame had gone out. According to the Associated Press (AP), she turned off the gas and tried to relight the grill, which created an "explosion and wall of fire."
"It was like [what] you see in a movie, it happened in a split-second," she told the AP. "A neighbor said he thought a tree had fallen through the roof, it was that loud. It blew the doors off the grill." Storm received second- and third-degree burns on her chest and hands, and first-degree burns on her face and neck.
While the cold weather has prompted most Americans to confine their cooking to their kitchens, NFPA urges grillers to adhere to safe grilling practices, no matter the season. Check out the latest statistics on grilling from NFPA's recent report "Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment," and watch the following NFPA video on grilling safety: