Can I use an outdoor fire pit?
Yes, as long as it is an approved container and you are using it in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. You may not dig a pit or have any sort of bon or camp fire. The outdoor fire pit is a device that contains the fire and has a screen installed to prevent flying embers.

If you do choose to use a fire pit during the summer fire season and it causes a wildfire, you could be held liable for any damages plus the cost to fight the fire. So use the fire pit with extreme caution, have a charged garden hose ready to use, and fully extinguish the fire before leaving the area. Do not deposit ashes in the trash can. Hours later, this can lead to a smoldering fire that eventually consumes the garbage can and anything nearby, such as the wall of your home or garage.

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1. How do I contact the Fire Marshal?
2. Can I recycle old batteries?
3. What is CEAC?
4. What is WUI?
5. Can I burn out my tree stump?
6. What should I do if I see a downed or low hanging wire?
7. What is "Sidewalk CPR"?
8. Why is my smoke detector chirping?
9. Does the Fire Department enforce No Burn-Spare the Air Day violations?
10. Can I use an outdoor fire pit?
11. Ever consider the fact that you could be away from home when an earthquake strikes?
12. How do I properly dispose of unwanted oil, paint, thinner or gasoline?
13. How do I get my fire extinguisher recharged or inspected?
14. Can I get my blood pressure checked?
15. How do I obtain a copy of a incident report?