How to Put Out a Fire Pit

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A fire pit is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and add ambiance to any gathering. But when it’s time to call it a night, you’ll need to put out the fire properly.

Here are tips on how to do just that.

  1. Begin by removing any remaining wood from the fire pit. If there are any big pieces that haven’t burned through, use a pair of tongs to move them to a metal bin or another safe location.
  2. Once all the wood has been removed, slowly pour water onto the ashes, using as much as necessary to completely douse the embers.
  3. Let the water sit for at least 30 minutes to ensure that all the heat has been extinguished and the ashes are cool to the touch.
  4. Use a shovel or other implement to stir the ashes and mix them in the water. This will help speed up the cooling process.
  5. Once you’re confident that the fire is completely out, dispose of the ashes in a metal bin or dumpster. Never leave them in or around the fire pit area.
  6. If you want to be extra cautious, you can repeat steps 2-5 until there is no longer any steam or heat emanating from the ashes.
  7. Once the fire pit is cool, give it a good cleaning with soapy water and a scrub brush. This will remove any residue from previous fires and help prevent rusting.
  8. Be sure to dry the fire pit completely before storing it away for future use.
  9. It’s also a good idea to cover your fire pit when it’s not in use, especially if it’s made of steel or another material that can rust easily.
  10. Following these simple steps will help you enjoy your fire pit for many years to come!


Putting out a fire pit may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be with these easy tips! By following these simple steps, you can rest assured that your fire pit is properly extinguished and ready for next time! Thanks for reading!

Allen Joe

Allen Joe

Allen Joe is a writer for camping and outdoor site He loves spending time outdoors, especially when he's camping or hiking. Allen also enjoys playing guitar and spending time with his wife and dog.

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