Fire pits and chimeneas have become very popular and are widely available for sale at garden and home stores. As you enjoy these products on a cool, fall evening, it is important to use them safely. Please keep these guidelines in mind:
Please check with your local municipality to determine if these devices are legal or whether a permit is required. Determine whether a cover is required for a fire pit.
Observe any burning bans or Red Flag warnings in your area, and comply with any ozone warnings that may be in place.
Place a chimenea or fire pit securely on a flat surface that is non-combustible. Do not place directly on a wooden surface.
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Accompany young children on their Halloween rounds.
When you take your young ghosts and goblins out trick-or-treating, follow some simple tips to keep your Halloween safe and not too scary. Go over the rules and guidelines with your child before leaving the house:
Go out with your young children to supervise
Or, allow your child out only with an adult you know and trust