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Fire Pit Safety From Life Safety Park

​With the cooler weather, many people are enjoying the outdoors by grilling and socializing in the backyard.  A popular way to stay warm is by gathering around a crackling and glowing outdoor fire pit.  The Coppell Fire Department is reminding citizens to be mindful of safety and to follow these guidelines while utilizing a fire pit:

  • Ensure the pit is on a flat fire-resistant surface, such as concrete, stone, gravel, brick, or slate.

  • Place the pit a minimum of 10-feet from houses, fences, structures, brush, overhanging branches, or neighbors' yards.

  • Check the wind direction before lighting a fire and be mindful of flying embers.  Do not light a fire in windy conditions.

  • Never try to move a lit firepit or one that is still hot.

  • Do not use flammable fluids (gasoline, lighter fluid, etc.) to light or relight fires.

  • Avoid using soft woods like pine or cedar, because they can "pop" or throw sparks.

  • Keep children and pets at least 3 feet away from the fire.

  • Never leave a lit fire unattended.  Ensure fire is completely extinguished before leaving.

  • Properly dispose of all ashes.

Use mesh screen with holes no larger than ¼" when burning logs.​