How to help your family stay safe around a fire pit

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The West Valley City Fire Department shared a few tips on fire pit safety:

  • Pay attention to wind conditions, smoke is not allowed to cross over a neighbor's fence line without their permission.
  • Recreational burning may only be allowed on "Green Burn Days".
  • Bonfires are not allowed.
  • Try to keep the fire near the center of the yard area, away from overhanging branches or structures.
  • Small children should not be left unattended or play at or near the fire.
  • An active water hose should be used until all hot embers are gone.