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THE DOS & DON’TS
OF FIRE PITS
start a fire outside of the pit.
DO check the weather report
prior to starting the fire. Windy
weather increases the risk
of embers blowing around
and potentially landing on the
house, other structures around
the property or trees. If the
weather report is calling for
gusting winds, burn a fire on
another night.

Many homeowners relish any
opportunity to retreat to their
back yards, where they can put
up their feet and relax in the
great outdoors. That retreatlike escape is made even more
relaxing when sitting around a
fire pit.
Fire pits can be found in
millions of suburban backyards
across the globe. Fire pits
have become so popular that
a 2016 survey of landscape
architects conducted by the
American Society of Landscape
Architects revealed they
were the most sought after
outdoor design element. Fire
pits remain wildly popular a
half decade after that survey.
Homeowners who are only now
joining the fire pit revolution can
keep these dos and don’ts in
mind as they plan their summer
s’mores sessions.

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DO keep the fire pit a safe
distance away from the home.
Fire pits should be located a
safe distance from the home at
all times, but especially when
they’re in use. Home design
experts recommend keeping
fire pits a minimum of 10 to 20
feet away from a house or other
structure, such as a shed or a
detached garage. The further
away the fire is from houses
and other structures, the less
likely those structures are to
catch on fire.

DO clean out seasonal debris.
It can be tempting to let
seasonal debris resting inside
the fire pit burn away during
the season’s first s’mores
session. But burning debris
poses a serious safety risk, as
embers can easily be blown
out of the fire pit and catch
nearby trees or shrubs or even
a home on fire. The National
Fire Protection Association
advises homeowners that
embers blowing from a
backyard fire pose the same
threat to homes as if they are
from a wildfire.

DON’T leave a fire pit
fire burning. Unattended
recreational fires are illegal
and incredibly dangerous.
Homeowners should never
leave fire pit fires burning
unattended or allow fires
to slowly die out overnight.
Always extinguish the fire
before going inside and stop
adding wood to the fire roughly
one hour before you plan to go
inside. Water or sand can be
poured on ashes to extinguish
the fire. Once homeowners
are confident a fire has been
extinguished, ashes can be
spread around to ensure
there are no hot spots still
burning. If there are, start the
extinguishing process over
again.
A night around the fire pit is a
summertime tradition in many
households. Safety must be as
much a part of such traditions
as s’mores.

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trees or next to shrubs. Though
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