As we head into fall in Alberta, and it’s approaching fast (
According to the City of Calgary, here are the top fire pit guidelines:
- Backyard fire pits should be built into the ground,
onbrick or stone, or in a fire-proof container. Portable fire pits may be used on a deck as long as they sit on brick or stone, and not directly on your wooden deck.
- Fire pits must be at least two
metresaway from your property line, house, garage, or fence.
- Fire pits must NOT be under any trees, branches, plants or other materials that can catch fire.
- All fires in your fire pit must be kept to a reasonable size; 1
metrehigh and wide. This helps to ensure embers, sparks or smoke don’t harm anyone or cause a nuisance to your neighbours.
- Only burn clean, dry firewood. Do NOT burn:
- Wood that is painted, treated or contains glue or resin
- Wood from a different location, region or province
- Wet or green/fresh cut wood
- Yard waste (cut grass or leaves)
- Rubber or plastic
- Always have a way to put out the fire close to your fire pit. Easy options are your watering hose or a bucket of water.
- All fires in your fire pit must be continually supervised.
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