Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, people are most likely hosting more bonfires at their homes or land during the summer months. Having a bonfire is a great way to enjoy the company of your friends and family at a safe distance. The most important thing you should remember when you’re having a bonfire is safety.
Here are some safety tips for your fire pit:
Don’t Use Fuel Accelerant
It may be tempting to use some fluid that enhances the flames of the fire. Many times when you are having trouble starting the fire due to wet wood or not enough paper, you may resort to lighter fluid or gasoline. These are dangerous, and it can cause the fire to get out of control if there are flammable items nearby.
Place Your Firepit at a Safe Distant
A level surface and an open area is the perfect recipe for a safe firepit at your home. If you have a smaller yard, it’s important to place the firepit in the center of yard far enough away from your home, trees, and other vegetation. This prevents anything else from catching on fire that could cause serious damage and a hazard to the people around you.
Practice Safety Around the Fire
When having a bonfire, you’ll want to be practicing social distancing of course. Besides that, you’ll also want to make sure you’re sitting far enough away from the flames while staying warm. Also, keep all flammable items away from the firepit. It’s crucial for safety, and if you don’t, you could have a major problem on your hands.
We understand it’s difficult finding things to do during the pandemic, but a bonfire is always a safe option. As long as you minimize the friends and family in attendance and you social distance, a bonfire is the perfect activity during a pandemic.
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