Casper Fire-EMS has fire pit safety tips for the summer

Published: Jun. 5, 2020 at 6:45 PM CDT
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In a community that’s recommended to stay socially distanced, community members might be preparing firepits at their homes.

Dane Andersen, a Casper Fire-EMS public information officer, said checking red flag warnings is the first step before getting the fire pit ready.

“If those extreme fire conditions exist if a red flag warning is posted or if there’s some manner of burn ban we can’t allow any recreational burning due to the severity of the conditions,” Andersen said.

He added people should burn only clean split firewood and keep lawn clippings or trash out of it.

Also, keep the fire pit at least 15 feet away from homes or any combustible materials.

Andersen added fire pits will be a great resource for the summer since the community is recommended to stay at home.

“It requires a measure of safety that’s why we have these guidelines in place and if they are followed appropriately they should lead to a very safe and successful summer,” Andersen said.

He added 4-A rating fire extinguishers are available at local retailers.

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