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The Do’s and Don’ts of Fire Pits Built by Your Forest Residents

Friends roasting marshmallows on a backyard fire pit The backyard fire pit is a prevalent and much-desired outdoor detail that is purposed to carefully confine a fire while supplementarily providing warmth and loveliness. Fire pits come in various sizes, forms, and materials, such as stone, brick, metal, and concrete, and add a distinctly enchanting atmosphere to an outdoor location, making it feel nicely snug and inviting. At the same time, fire pits can be set up to augment and extend the use of outdoor living space into the winter months, providing warmth and comfort.

When authorizing a fire pit to be put up and used at your rental property, there are several protective preparations you can take to protect both your investment and your tenants. These are a few:

  • Go over local regulations and obtain any required licenses before bringing about or trying to use a fire pit.
  • Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby, for when an emergency occurs.
  • Build your fire pit in a secure area, at least 10 feet away from trees, structures, and flammable items.
  • Use a fire pit screen to hinder sparks from flying out of the fire pit.
  • Always tend to the fire and keep children and pets safely far away from the fire pit.


It is very important to be mindful that fire pits can be hazardous if not handled prudently and suitably. A poorly constructed or positioned fire pit, the neglectful use of combustible materials, and a lack of oversight can all have devastating consequences. Here is what you should see to it to NOT do:

  • Do NOT use gasoline, kerosene, or any other accelerants to start or maintain the fire.
  • Do NOT burn trash, leaves, or other materials that give rise to so much irritating smoke or possibly harmful fumes.
  • Do NOT leave the fire unsupervised, even for a short period of time.
  • Do NOT overload the fire pit with so much wood, which can contribute to the fire becoming uncontrollable.
  • Do NOT use wet or green wood, which can result in so much bothersome smoke and sparks.


One of the top reasons why backyard fire pit safety is really important is to elude accidental fires. A stray ember or spark can instantly ignite nearby flammable materials, particularly dry grass, leaves, or wooden structures. Moreover, strong winds can carry embers outside the fire pit and cause a fire all over the place in the yard or even nearby properties. This can give rise to sizable property impairment and even loss of life. By mindfully obeying the do’s and don’ts of backyard fire pits and any local regulations, you can help see to it that your outdoor gatherings are splendidly enjoyable and harm-free for everyone involved.

At Real Property Management Cairn, we comprehend what it takes to shield your real estate investment from harm. Our whole and professional property management services grant appropriate oversight of your rental homes and can give you total peace of mind. You won’t need to be agitated about your residents mistakenly burning your Forest rental house down when we’re on the job. For more timely information, please contact us online or call us at 434-215-3028 today!

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