If you are using a fire pit, it must meet the standards outlined in the City of Edmonton Community Standards Bylaw.
According to this bylaw, your fire pit must:
- be at least 3 metres (10 feet) from buildings, property lines, overhead power lines and any other combustibles (trees, etc.)
- not exceed 0.6 metres (2 feet) in height
- not exceed 1 metre (3 feet) in width or diameter
- have enclosed sides made from bricks, concrete blocks or heavy-gauge metal
- have a spark-arrestor mesh screen with openings no larger than 1.25 cm (½ inch)
Only burn clean fuel, such as natural gas, dry wood or charcoal, when using a fire pit. Remember, it is illegal to burn rubber, plastic, or any material that generates unacceptable amounts of dense smoke which can be noxious, offensive or toxic.