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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.

Fire Pits Bylaw

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