Concerned about the number of recent fires involving liquefied petroleum gas in Maryland, state Fire Marshal Rocco J. Gabriele has issued a list of safety tips for citizens who use the fuel.
There are two types of liquefied petroleum gas (LP-gas), propane and butane. Propane is more commonly used.
LP-gas is generally odorless and invisible in its natural state, but an odorant is added to the gas to help people easily detect the presence of the gas should a leak occur.
* LP-gas cylinders should be stored and used in the upright position.
* LP-gas cylinders should be located to protect the regulator ZTC valve and piping from physical damage, tampering or excessive temperatures.