Fire Pit Safety Tips

Friends sitting around a backyard fire

Summer is the best time of the year for having backyard fires with your friends and family. You may already have a fire pit, or you are thinking of putting one in your yard. You have to be aware of the safety precautions of having backyard fires, so that the environment is not dangerous for anyone.

Here are some safety tips if you’re planning to have backyard fires:

  • Make sure your fire pit is at least 10 feet away from a structure or the next-door neighbor’s yard. Never place the pit under a covered porch or patio.
  • A good place to put the fire pit is either on patio blocks or concrete (non-flammable surface)
  • You can also build a pit in your yard by digging out the grass and laying down some sand over the soil. Then, you can gather some cinder blocks and build to circular border. Make sure the pit is around 6 inches deep and 2 feet across to help contain the fire.
  • Keep flammable materials away from the pit, especially before lighting the fire.
  • If it’s too windy out, you may want to take a rain check on the fire that night.
  • Do not use gasoline or lighter fluid to start the fire, as this can be very dangerous. Use a fire starter stick instead with some kindling.
  • Never leave the fire unattended or unattended with children or pets.
  • Burning soft woods like pine or cedar will cause sparks to fly out.

Putting out your fire:

You can use water to put out the fire and a shovel to mix around the coals. Never leave the fire for the night when it is still lit. You want to make sure that the fire will not spark up again, and if it’s windy that night, the fire could pick up.

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Fires happen frequently, and it is very important to be aware of safety precautions to help prevent these from happening. Outdoor fire pits can be very enjoyable if you follow safety tips, so that there is no danger to you, your home, or others.

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