Before you light up your grill, check over it to make sure everything works properly. Always put hot charcoal in a metal bin until the coals are completely cooled off. Always grill far away from your home. Never grill inside to avoid wind.
Likewise, when your doing your Spring cleaning make sure you also clean outside of your home. Pick up sticks, leaves, and anything else that could catch fire.
Always put your cigarette out in a safe container. Don't dispose of it in a potted plant or anywhere near flammable material.