Fire Pit Safety Reminders
One of the newest “items to have” for both summer and winter months is a Fire Pit. Fire pits come in various shapes and materials, brick, metal, concrete and more. Many individuals are even constructing their own fire pits based on pictures that they see, or out of sheer desire and creativity. Fire pits can be propane or wood burning or natural gas. Please note Propane and Natural Gas are NOT the same.
While a fire pit may be the new “must-have” item in home and garden, users must remember to implement detailed safety practices for users to maintain. This may include using a poker, log grabber, or shovel when adjusting burning logs or assuring that enough space exists between seats and the pit so that pedestrians may easily walk by.
Please remember: do not leave a lit or burning fire pit unattended. Wind may blow fumes and embers into surrounding areas which may create a significant fire hazard. Please also note that embers can remain a fire hazard for days if not adequately dealt with, so double check before leaving the fire pit that there is no residual heat present.