There's nothing better than firing up the backyard fire pit, roasting marshmallows, and maybe even making s'mores.

Although it is legal to have a backyard fire, there are some rules and regulations you need to be aware of so you don't get in trouble or even worse!

Great Falls Fire Rescue Fire Pit Requirements

  • Fire pits may be purchased or constructed
  • Purchased fire pits must be UL-listed and come with a spark arrestor.
  • Portable fire pits must be used following manufacturer's instructions
  • Keep fire pits 15 feet away from any structure or combustible materials.
  • Homemade fire pits must be made up of non-combustible materials and have a non-combustible bottom.
  • The area that will hold. The fire cannot exceed a diameter of 4 feet wide and a minimum depth of 4 inches.
  • Even constructed pets must have a spark arrestor!
  • Non-portable fire pits must be 25 feet from a structure or combustible materials.
  • Hand-dug fire pits without non-combustible materials are NOT considered approved fire pits.
  • All fires shall not exceed 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.
  • You can only burn firewood or charcoal.
  • Keep in mind you're not allowed to burn vegetation and garbage!

Check Out Approved and Not Approved Fire Pits Below👇

Fire Pit Safety Tips

  • Have a fire extinguisher or water nearby.
  • Don't leave your fire unattended.
  • Keep a first aid kit handy.
  • Make sure your fire is extinguished before leaving.
  • Don't light a fire and wind conditions.

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