Autumn is just around the corner, which means the flannels are coming out of the closet, and family members and friends are coming over for a toasty warm fire in the backyard fire pit.
However, anywhere fire is involved, it’s important to:
A). Follow local laws and ordinances.
B). Observe safe fire pit practices.
Before building a fire, one should always check city and county regulations regarding backyard fire pits. If everything checks out legally, follow the safety tips in the next section.
Following are nine simple tips on how to enjoy a backyard fire pit safely:
Ohio has a statewide law that says fire pits must be maintained at least 10 feet away from houses and cannot be used on days when Air Quality Alerts have been issued.
That’s the statewide rule, but individual cities in Ohio have their own rules. The following cities are each linked to their laws about backyard fire pits:
The fall season is right around the corner, meaning thousands of Ohioans will enjoy fire pits, backyard fires, campfires, and open-fire grills. Fire safety is vital around backyard fire pits, and if you or a loved one become injured due to someone else’s negligence and a backyard fire, please contact NRS Injury Law today at 855.977.6670.
 OEPA. “Requirements for Backyard Fires.” Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, 2006. ohioepa.custhelp.com
 TCC. “Open Burning Guidelines.” The City of Columbus, 2022. columbus.gov
 AL. “Fires and Fire Prevention.” American Legal, 2022. codelibrary.amlegal.com
 TCD. “Open Burning in the City of Dayton.” The City of Dayton, 2022. daytonohio.gov
 TFRD. “Open Burning/Illegal Burning.” Toledo Fire & Rescue Department, 2022. toledofirerescue.com
 HCES. “Open Burning.” Hamilton County Environmental Services, 2022. southwestohioair.org