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Follow The Fire Pit Ordinance

A Fond du Lac Police officer reminds resident if they are using fire pits to follow the City ordinance and make sure they are doing it safely. Officer Erik Foster says you should never throw an accelerant like gasoline on a fire. He says a fire should never be lit with a flammable liquid. Firefighters got a call to 84 West Division Street Sunday afternoon after a woman threw gasoline on a brush fire that spread to a shed. Foster says when you’re done with the fire make sure the ashes are out so they don’t rekindle when you walk away from the fire. He says you should have a hose or some water nearby in case you do need to put it out. He also cautions not to have a grill or portable fire pit to close to a structure where it could melt siding on a home, garage or shed.