Per Montgomery County: Cooler weather often spurs cozy gatherings around the fire pit during the fall season. The Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) website features safety tips for those who will be using fire pits, fire bowls and chimineas. It is important to utilize the devices in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidance, and to make sure at least one adult is supervising.
Fire pits and similar devices should be located at least 10 feet away from a home. It is important to keep a clear area of three feet in diameter around the fire pit. Mulch can catch fire quickly, so be sure and keep the fire pit at least three feet away from any nearby mulch.
The DPS fire code compliance team recommends that the devices should not be used on balconies or decks. DPS advises to burn only aged, dried wood and to not use any type of flammable or combustible liquids in the fire. A garden house or water source should always be nearby and users should be mindful of the wind speed before starting a fire.
When the evening around the fire pit concludes, dispose of all ashes in a safe manner. After 24 hours have passed, all hot ashes must be thoroughly dampened, cooled and stored in a metal container with a tight-fitting lid that is used solely for ash storage. Do not discard hot ashes in a compost pile, paper bag, cardboard box or anything that is combustible.
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AC Milan Academy is hosting a soccer camp at Maryland Soccerplex from March 1st through March 3rd for girls and boys aged 5 to 16 from any club who want to develop their soccer skills and learn the unique methodology of AC Milan directly from AC Milan coaches.
March 1st (Friday) 6pm-7:30pm
March 2nd (Saturday) 6pm-7:30pm
March 3rd (Sunday) 10:30am -12pm and 3:30pm-5pm
Location:18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841
Price: $349 + AC Milan Junior Camp Kit