When you purchase a custom Fox River Fire Ring – the focus is almost always on the fun that you will have around the fire with family and friends – but it is important that you do not forget about fire safety. We want you to enjoy your time spent around the fire with family and friends, but we also want you to stay safe while you do so and minimize the risk of fire on your property. It is important that you know how to put out the fire in your outdoor fire pit and we can help at Fox River Fire Rings!
Best Methods to Extinguish the Fire in Your Outdoor Fire Pit
A fire needs three elements – an ignition source, fuel and oxygen – to burn and when you extinguish the fire in your outdoor fire pit, it is important that you eliminate these elements to the best of your ability. There are three primary methods to put out a wood-burning fire in your fire pit – water, sand or a snuffer. Here is a better understanding of how each method can be used to extinguish a fire in your Fox River Fire Ring.
How To Put Out Your Fire with Water
Water seems like the most obvious answer to the question – how do I put out the fire in my outdoor fire pit – but it is not that simple. You can use a bucket of water or a garden hose, but a garden hose with a multi-pattern nozzle is the simplest way to extinguish your fire. When you extinguish the fire in your fire pit, it is important to first let the fire burn down and then soak it with the garden hose. Make sure to use the soaker setting when you put out the fire, a powerful jet may spread embers if you are not careful. When you have soaked the fire, stir the contents of the fire pit to extinguish any remaining embers. Remove the debris and clean your fire pit to prevent any rust.
How To Put Out Your Fire with Sand or Dirt
When you deprive a fire of oxygen, it is a good way to extinguish it quickly and safely. Sand or dirt are great methods for putting out the fire in your backyard fire pit that will smother the flames and prevent oxygen from reaching any embers. Use a shovel to put dry sand or dirt on your fire after it has burned down and mix it together to ensure all embers and sparks have been extinguished. This is a great method if your garden hose cannot reach your fire pit or you have a metal fire ring that you don’t want to rust.
How To Put Out Your Fire with a Snuffer
What is a snuffer? A snuffer is, in essence, a lid or top for your fire pit that will deprive the fire of oxygen and prevent it from burning. Select fire pits can be purchased with a snuffer, or you may be able to use metal garbage can lid or similar tool. Steel fire rings with custom designs – like Fox River Fire Rings – will still allow oxygen to get to the fire and a snuffer will not work as well. This method is best used with enclosed fire pits.
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When you own an outdoor fire ring, it is important to know how to put out the fire in your outdoor fire pit to prevent any damage to your property or out-of-control fires. Here are the best methods for putting out the fire in your backyard fire pit. Contact Fox River Fire Rings today to learn more about our custom fire rings!