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City to Examine Fire Pit Restrictions

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Curt Casper

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA (FOX 42) – It was a unanimous decision by the Council Bluffs City Council to continue debate on tougher restrictions on fire pits. The council passed the first reading of an ordinance to continue looking at making fire pits safer throughout the city. If the ordinance were to pass fire pits would still be allowed.

The regulations would include not using the fire pit if there are more than 10 mph wind speeds. They wouldn't be allowed from 11:00 p.m. to 7 a.m. The fire would have to be attended and supervised by an adult until the fire is extinguished. All combustible material or structures must be at least 15 feet away. And the fire pit cannot exceed 3 feet in diameter and the flames cannot shoot up over2 feet in height above the pit.

Council Bluffs resident Scott Delance wonders how these regulations will be enforced.

"Are they going to educate everyone on how to measure these different variables that they are throwing in to staring a fire in a fire pit," he said.

Fox 42 News reached out to the Council Bluffs Fire Department to ask how these measures will be enforced. They didn't return our multiple phone calls. 

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