It’s chilly evening. You and your friends are sitting around your back yard fire pit enjoying the warmth.
Could it be that you are violating a City fire code forbidding open burning?
In general, open burning relates to such activities as burning of leaves, construction debris or other large fires built on the ground. Open burning regulations typically do not apply to fires used for cooking, warmth, recreation, religious or ceremonial purposes. Most fire pits, chimineas, patio hearths, fire tables and other similar devices are elevated from the ground and fabricated from steel, concrete or clay with a screening around the firebox.
So the short answer is “probably not,” providing you are using the device within certain conditions:
Fire codes strictly prohibit the burning of certain materials at any time and in any circumstance. They are: