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

Friends roasting marshmallows on a backyard fire pit The backyard fire pit is a sought-after outdoor detail that is devised to safely confine a fire while additionally giving warmth and attractiveness. Fire pits come in an array of sizes, forms, and materials, for example, stone, brick, metal, and concrete, and add a unique and desirable atmosphere to an outdoor location, making it feel comfortably snug and inviting. Furthermore, fire pits can be properly used to maximize the use of outdoor living space into the winter months, coming up with warmth and comfort.

When giving your consent for a fire pit to be put in place at your rental property, there are particular precautionary measures you can take to protect both your investment and your tenants. These are:

  • Inquire into local regulations and accomplish any crucial licenses before establishing or using a fire pit.
  • Keep a bucket of water or sand nearby, in the event that there is an emergency.
  • Build your fire pit in a secure area, at least 10 feet away from trees, structures, and flammable items.
  • Put into service a fire pit screen to suppress sparks from flying out of the fire pit.
  • Always observe the fire and keep children and pets at a distance from the fire pit.


It is pertinent to always remember that fire pits can be hazardous if not handled quite safely and adequately. A poorly constructed or positioned fire pit, the careless use of combustible materials, and a lack of oversight can all have devastating consequences. Here is what you should always make sure NOT to do:

  • Do NOT use gasoline, kerosene, or any other accelerants to start up or maintain the fire.
  • Do NOT burn trash, leaves, or other materials that produce much irritating smoke or unsafe fumes.
  • Do NOT leave the fire neglected, even momentarily.
  • Do NOT overload the fire pit with a whole lot of wood, which can cause the fire to become unstoppable.
  • Do NOT use wet or green wood, which can set off so much undesirable smoke and sparks.


One of the primary reasons why backyard fire pit safety is crucial is to fend off accidental fires. A stray ember or spark can rapidly ignite nearby flammable materials, for example, dry grass, leaves, or wooden structures. At the same time, strong winds can carry embers outside the fire pit and initiate a fire wherever in the yard or even properties close by. This can develop into considerable property impairment and even loss of life. By heeding the do’s and don’ts of backyard fire pits and any local regulations, you can help always make sure that your outdoor gatherings are very enjoyable and indeed safe for everyone involved.

At Real Property Management Pioneer, we perceive what it takes to properly protect your real estate investment. Our very extensive and professional property management services render mindful oversight of your rental homes and can give you total peace of mind. You won’t need to be burdened about your residents randomly burning your Colony rental house down when we’re on the job. For more useful and timely information, please contact us online or call us at 940-435-2526 today!

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