These guidelines will help improve safety when making outdoor fires (no guarantees):

  • Area around Fire – keep wood, debris away from fire so not tripped over
  • Attend to Fire – always have an adult overseeing your fires, never leave a fire unattended
  • Children – always watch your children around fires, don’t let them touch logs, IncinerGrateTM, fire pokers, etc.
  • Distance from Fire – keep a safe distance from the fire at all times, use judgement based on size of fire, mimimum of 3 feet
  • Distance from Home – keep fires safe distance from your home, especially woodsided and cedar shake roof homes
  • Distance from leaves, pinestraw – keep fire a safe distance from leaves, pinestraw, other easily ignited material
  • Finishing Up – make sure coals are completely cool before leaving your fire, use water on nearly extinguished fires, if want to put the fire out with water, be very cautious when pouring water on a raging fire
  • Handling logs – do not pick up burning logs with your hands, always use proper tools such as a log handler or log tongs
  • Handling IncinerGrateTM – do not touch the product while in fire and not until it has been removed (using appropriate tool/firemit) from the fire/fire coals for at least an hour,test its temperature before grabbing it fully
  • Hot/Dry Conditions – do not burn fires in hot/dry and or windy conditions
  • Lighterfluid – never use lighterfluid to enhance an existing fire
  • Solid Ground – place firepits on solid ground where it is steady and does not tip
  • Sparks – be cautious of sparks that “jump” out of the fire especially if burning Poplar, Cedar, Larch, Spruce, Hemlock, Tamarack, Sugar Maple
  • Transporting IncinerGrateTM – do not put into your car, car trunk until product has fully cooled, wipe it down to remove ash and grit
  • Water/Fire Extinguisher – keep a bucket of water, hose or fire extinguisher handy in case fire starts outside the firepit/campfire area
  • Wind – be very cautious in windy/dry conditions, only start a fire well away from “burnable material”
  • WARNING: Fire is destructive and potentially dangerous.   It must be controlled at all times with careful attention.  You are responsible for using the product safely.