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How To Use Your Fire Pit Safely

Learn how to use a fire pit safely.

If you want to use your backyard throughout the year and stay warm at the same time, then the perfect solution is a fire pit.  These structures are becoming more and more popular among homeowners, so it is crucial that people know how to operate them correctly and safely.  The last thing you want to happen is a fire spreading from your backyard into your home.  Luckily, stay safe while using your fire pit is much easier than you might think.

Placement is Key

One of the most important aspects of fire pit safety is the specific placement of the structure on your property.  Before you even purchase a fire pit, it is critical that you review your county’s regulations regarding fire pits.  Every city or county has different laws when it comes to having fires outside.  Once you are ready to set up your fire pit, make sure it is in an open area with proper ventilation.  Avoid placing it next to any flammable items such as leaves or branches.

Keep It Small and Contained

When you are ready to light your fire pit, make sure to invest in a fire starter kit and never use gasoline to start a fire.  The fire should start small so that you can contain it easily.  If you have a wood-burning fire pit, do not pile it too high to avoid anything from spilling out.  You should invest in protection screens in the case of high winds and to prevent sparks from flying.  Avoid starting a fire when there are strong winds.

Extinguish It

Once you are finished with your fire pit, make sure to extinguish the fire completely before leaving the area.  Use a fire extinguisher or enough water to put out the entire fire.  When using water, make sure soak the coals or wood completely.  You should have a fire extinguisher near your fire pit while you are using the structure.

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