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5 Fire Pit Safety Tips

Submitted by Cody on May 3, 2011 – 1:47 pmNo Comment
5 Fire Pit Safety Tips

Backyard fire pits are becoming more popular with every passing year.  And it makes sense why – what is better than crowding around a roaring fire with some of your favorite friends and family members?  Unfortunately, many people neglect to remember that fire is an extremely destructive force, and without proper attention to safety, a backyard fire pit can turn into a dangerous nightmare.  It’s not a bad idea to get a fire pit for you home’s backyard but it is a bad idea to not remember to be safe when using it.  With that in mind, here are 5 fire pit safety tips for you and your family.

  1. It’s always a good idea to keep a fire extinguisher handy whenever your dealing with any type of an open flame.  That way, if something does go terribly wrong, you are equipped with a tool to help remedy the problem.
  2. Carefully consider the location you decide to put your fire pit.  Refrain from placing it under any low lying branches or anything else that could potentially catch fire.
  3. It’s always easy to give into temptation and build a fire that is insanely huge with absolutely roaring flames.  But do you really think your backyard is the best place for a fire that big?  Resist the urge to go crazy and always make sure your fire stays a reasonable size.
  4. Even if they beg and plead with you never let young ones build a fire without adult supervision.
  5. Once you are done with your fire and ready to go in for the night, be absolutely positive that your fire is completely extinguished and that no hot embers remain.

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