Keep yourself safe around fire pits
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Keep yourself safe around fire pits

Building a fire pit is simple it requires not much effort and is a cozy spot for the whole family. You might have one in your patio or your backyard, remember to have safety near your fire pit.

Preparing your outdoor fire pit

  • Make sure the fire pit is made on an even surface or ground minimizing the risk of fire escaping the pit.
  • For unlikely exposure to fire make the fire pit at least 10 feet away from your fences, trees, house, and other stuff.
  • Make sure to include rough dry stones in your fire pit, as moist river stone might explode on exposure to fire for a long time.

Using your outdoor fire pit

  • Avoid using your fire pit when it’s windy, as ashes and flames might spread to your fence, house, or nearby trees.
  • Avoid using kerosene or gasoline to start a fire, as these fuels can start an out of control fire. Make use of dry wood as they don’t extend beyond the fire pit’s edge.
  • No matter what the size of your fire pit is, keep an eye on the fire and never leave it unattended.
  • Make sure guests are at a safe distance from the fire and don’t play around the fire. Keep a sharp eye on your pets and children to avoid any accidents.

Extinguishing your outdoor fire pit

  • Once you are done with your entertainments around the fire make sure to put it out with water and spread the ashes to cool down. Once the ashes are cool and you can’t see any smoke or light leave only then.
  • Have a garden hose or bucket of sand or fire extinguisher near the fire pit available to put out the fire if it gets out of hand. If the fire isn’t going outcall 911 immediately.

Having these fire safety tips may help you prevent uncontrollable fire, injuries, etc. Even after all the precautions a disaster comes, penny insurance can help you and your family when you need it the most.

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