Summer is officially here! Children are out of school and are excited to get started on the various summer festivities. A very popular summer activity for all ages during the summertime is sitting around the fire pit. It is a perfect way to enjoy your friends and family members company in a very relaxed setting. Unfortunately, there continues to be plenty of fire pit-related accidents every summer. In most cases, these accidents could be prevented if precautionary measures were taken beforehand or people had just been more careful. If you have a fire pit in your yard or plan on being around one this summer season, here are tips you can use to stay safe!
Plan For The Worst
When it comes to fire, you can never be too careful. That being said, you should always plan for the worst when you are around the fire. Every time you ignite a fire in your firepit you want to be sure to have a fire extinguisher close by just in case something goes wrong.
Always Fully Extinguish The Fire
Many people make the mistake of assuming the fire will go out on its own. Thinking this way is a recipe for disaster. You always need to make sure the fire is extinguished. The best way to ensure the fire is completely out is to drown it with water and then stir it with a shovel.
Be Careful Where You Position The Pit
It is important that your fire pit is at least 10 feet away from any structures. This includes trees, branches, decks, etc. In the event the flames get too high you don’t want anything close by that could potentially catch aflame.
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