Fire Chiefs Ask Residents To Be Thoughtful While Using Fire Pits/BBQs

Fire Chiefs Ask Residents To Be Thoughtful While Using Fire Pits/BBQs

Commercial fire pits should be equipped with a spark arresting screen.

ROCK SPRINGS — With the warm summer weather and cool evenings, the beautiful night sky and mild evening temperatures, many people are enjoying evenings in their backyards. One part of summer that is very enjoyable is the presence of a backyard fire to gather around for warmth, a hot dog and maybe a s’more or two.

The Fire Chiefs of Sweetwater County would like to remind everyone that although fires in barbeques and commercial fire pits are legal, they can still pose a hazard. The screens which serve as spark arrestors might catch the majority of sparks and embers, but there is still the possibility of a fire from a flying ember.

The Fire Chiefs also remind everyone not to leave a fire unattended and to make sure that every fire is extinguished before retiring for the night. Although letting the fire ‘burn out” seems appropriate, many of their neighbors sleep with open windows and the smoke from a dying fire can easily enter through those open windows, creating a nuisance.    

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Thank you for being a good, safe neighbor.