Originally Posted by roadfix
Were you able to figure out what caused the flareup? Glad you're all ok.
We couldn't tell by the time we had it out. It took us about 30 minutes.
Opening up the door or lid wasn't an option at the time. It would have made things worse. I've only used it 5 times. Before it was even lit I made sure the drip pans were thoroughly cleaned, charcoal pan was empty, grates cleaned.
Was never used at one time more then 5 1/2 hours tops.
My husband came home and took a look at it. He seems to think grease on the walls might have been the problem. I don't think so myself. It bubbled and warped just a bit starting at the bottom by the charcoal pan. Then bubbles up again at the top and door section. I'm not a fire marshal, expert on it. I just don't know.
I do know I have a mess to clean up today.