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What is required for backyard fire pits?
In the City of Lloydminster backyard fire pits / outdoor fireplaces are able to be used given the following conditions are met and adhered to,

Pit Construction / Placement

1. Must be 3 meters (10 feet) from buildings, property lines, or combustible materials and located in an area free of dry grass, brush or combustible soil, such as peat moss.

2. Pit shall not exceed 1 meter (3 feet) in width, height or diameter when measured between widest points.

3. The fire pit or outdoor fireplace shall have enclosed sides made from bricks, concrete blocks, and heavy gauge metal or non-combustible material acceptable to the Fire Chief

4. A spark arrester mesh screen with openings no larger than 1.25cm (1/2 inch) and constructed of expanded metal must be used to cover the fire pit opening in a manner sufficient to contain and reduce the hazards or airborne sparks.

Conditions for Burning

1. At least one (1) responsible adult shall be in attendance at all times to monitor and control the fire and have available means to extinguish the fire should an emergency situation develop.

2. The fire pit or outdoor fireplace shall be used in a manner which does not cause any inconvenience or nuisance to neighbours.

3. Only the following material shall be permitted for burning in a fire pit or outdoor fireplace,
- Clean wood products with no preservatives
- Prefabricated burning logs
- Manufactured combustible gasses or solid fuel designated for home barbecue use.

Please use caution when using an outdoor fire pit, be aware of all conditions surrounding the area and you will enjoy a summer of fun.

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