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Al Roman

Abington, PA

#1 Mar 27, 2007
I was wondering if there's any laws in Mt. Laurel about using a fire pit in your backyard? I'm talking about the ones they sell at Home Depot and Lowes. Are there any firemen or police out there that can shed some light on this?

Since: Dec 06

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#2 Mar 28, 2007
Those fire pits you buy at home depot (the ones that look like small wood stoves) are legal. It falls along the lines of having an outdoor fireplace. Im sure Mount Laurel has the same ordinances as my town does, but if you want to be sure, call Mount Laurel Fire Department. They're usually pretty cool about answering residents' questions.

Since: Dec 06

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#3 Mar 28, 2007
I checked with my buddy in MLFD who I work with. Mount Laurel doens't allow open fire pits unless they are used for cooking. However, you can get away with having it because it produces low smoke and you could say you are using it to cook.
Al Roman

Abington, PA

#4 Mar 28, 2007
Thanks for checking. I was going to stop by the MLFD on Elbo Ln. after work and check with them. Truthfully, I was intending to use it to cook; me and my kids wanted to roast marshmallows and hot dogs. I was looking at the ones at home depot that look like a low table with a round hole in the middle,(the pit), and it also has a metal mesh dome top. I wonder if the metal mesh dome top doesn't make it qualify to be an "open fire pit"? I don't mean to nit pick. I may stop by and ask anyway. Mt. Laurel always seams to have a law or permit required about everything! I know it's in the sake of safty, but it's getting harder to enjoy some of the simplest things.
Thanks again.
Al
In the know

Williamstown, NJ

#5 Apr 18, 2007
You are
bitter-root

Berkeley Heights, NJ

#6 Oct 17, 2007
Welcome to the People's republic of NJ. Everything here has to be bought from the politicians.
jim

Middle River, MD

#7 Oct 29, 2008
i wanted to know if i could make a fire pit in my back yard.. is it legal in maryland?

“Absitively Posilutely!!!”

Since: Aug 08

South Jersey/Vegas

#8 Nov 2, 2008
No matter what state you're in, call your LOCAL fire marshall's office....Get the name of the person you're talking to, and a local ordinance number (if there is one)....When one of your neighbors calls 911 to report your yard is on fire, you can immediately defend yourself with the contact name and ordinance number.....Don't bother going by your local fire house, as many firefighters don't know what the law is....They often only know how to extinquish them....Enforcement is what the fire inspector/marshall is for.
Jeanette

Austell, GA

#9 Jan 16, 2009
Fire Pits are plenty leagal - I have one! http://www.yardenvy.com/Fire_Pits--226.htm It's winter and I am using it every weekend and a couple nights during the week.

“Absitively Posilutely!!!”

Since: Aug 08

South Jersey/Vegas

#10 Jan 17, 2009
Jeanette wrote:
Fire Pits are plenty leagal - I have one! http://www.yardenvy.com/Fire_Pits--226.htm It's winter and I am using it every weekend and a couple nights during the week.
When the fire inspector cites you, tell them Jeanette from Georgia says fire pits are "plenty legal".
Laurel Acher

Malvern, PA

#11 Jan 29, 2009
"Mount Laurel doens't allow open fire pits unless they are used for cooking."

Oh, that makes sense. So let's see:

Light a fire with the intent to sit back & relax: No.

Light a fire with the intent to constantly stick things in and out of it: Yes.

==

Wait, wait, don't tell me:

Trampoline for jumping fun: No.

Trampoline for use while eating fondue: Enjoy!
Snobby

Altoona, PA

#12 Feb 5, 2009
Don't feel to bad, in Gestapofornia, it's been illegal to burn wood in a fireplace for 10 years now.
Illegal to smoke in the City of Beverly hillbillies. Even at home.
Illegal to smoke in a car with minor children.
Illegal to have sex after 6pm.
Illegal to use a latex condom, unless it's EPA approved first.
Illegal to think rationally, unless a special permit is obtained for $50,000 per thought.
Illegal to scratch ones "area" in public.( this is to keep certain "minoritys" away from a city).
And the grand Poo-pah , illegal to fart a silent one in a crowded elevator, without a certified fart arrestor.
Realist

Oreland, PA

#13 Mar 16, 2009
Actually a fire pit is legal in Mount Laurel as long as you get a permit and construct it in accordance with the NJ fire code and local rules. Rules include the size, how it is surrounded, and how far it must be from a structure.
You will then have a document to show the responding fire company should your neighbor call. As long as you don't drop the paper in the fire.
JAsopn

Reading, MA

#14 Sep 4, 2009
KenSoNevada wrote:
No matter what state you're in, call your LOCAL fire marshall's office....Get the name of the person you're talking to, and a local ordinance number (if there is one)....When one of your neighbors calls 911 to report your yard is on fire, you can immediately defend yourself with the contact name and ordinance number.....Don't bother going by your local fire house, as many firefighters don't know what the law is....They often only know how to extinquish them....Enforcement is what the fire inspector/marshall is for.
Excellent advice, thanks. Especially for those with uptight neighbors
giggle58

AOL

#15 Sep 20, 2009
I live in Cherry Hill and have a neighbor who has a fire pit and burns and parties until 4 in the morning plus they are LOUD. My family and I don't get any sleep because of this. But in NJ for many years it is illegal to burn unless it is for cooking according to the NJ Statue Law since 1954. Burning is considered air pollution. Wood that has been setting around for years lets off a toxin (hence the eyes burning).
Outdoorsman Petros Tenn

Sunbright, TN

#16 Nov 16, 2009
lol you sound like a Dennis supporter. You must be from Joyner talking of the smelling a fish deal. Well I didn't agree with them on that I agreed that I wanted to know who had won get your facts straight before you run your stink hole. As for joining your department, I was told its no different that Petros, just a click where you have to be a prick to join. As for your information I dont bash the PVFD I post the truth as I see it and if you or anyone else cant handle that you can kiss my ass :) I have no desire to join either PVFD or your dept. as for your threats of getting attention..bring it on baby bring it on. Nest time post your name coward. (Thursday Nov 12 | post #2)

“Absitively Posilutely!!!”

Since: Aug 08

South Jersey/Vegas

#17 Dec 15, 2009
Outdoorsman Petros Tenn wrote:
lol you sound like a Dennis supporter. You must be from Joyner talking of the smelling a fish deal. Well I didn't agree with them on that I agreed that I wanted to know who had won get your facts straight before you run your stink hole. As for joining your department, I was told its no different that Petros, just a click where you have to be a prick to join. As for your information I dont bash the PVFD I post the truth as I see it and if you or anyone else cant handle that you can kiss my ass :) I have no desire to join either PVFD or your dept. as for your threats of getting attention..bring it on baby bring it on. Nest time post your name coward.(Thursday Nov 12 | post #2)
Ummmmmmmmmmm..........What?
pete

Clifton, NJ

#18 Mar 21, 2010
Any one know about union city. got a neighbor that like's to kill every ones fun. He claims my cooking fires have put little white dots on his car. there are no dots on any cars next to him and they are in a spot on just one side bar. they would be all over the hood if it was from me. Now I need to know the law about having a fire before my next or last meal in the back yard.

Party poopers suck. you to giggle58
HADDENUF

Hoboken, NJ

#19 Sep 12, 2011
They should never have invented these things, sick people use them to their advantage against neighbors and targetted victims they think they can legally intoxicate with carcinogens as they can put ANYTHING in that pit to burn! A good way to get rid of unwanted neighbors! Fire department won't investigate the ashes either! The victim is left to suffer health consequences of the inhaled toxic smoke and die a slow death for all anyone cares... they're obsessed with the new trend -fire pits! Too bad they don't just burn untreated wood and charcoal. But if more people fall victims of using these pits as intentional weapons of bio-warfare against anyone downwind of them, you can be sure this product will eventually be banned from the market! And the user prisoned for toxic trespassing/attempt bodily harm/murder! I believe all fire pits should come with a mandatory unit attached (similar to how a smokeless ashtray works) to suck up the smoke and break it down? In that case people can enjoy looking at fire, while neighbors enjoy safe & fresh air to breathe... especially those with compromised respiratory systems, and simply those who invest in their health and are concerned about the air they're breathing! Untreated wood is fine... toxic trash chemicals is NOT! People shouldn't even think of burning their trash in these things or they WILL be caught and fined/prisoned for any damage done to the innocent victim downwind of them!
MacNJ

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

#20 Apr 24, 2012
Fire pits as "intentional weapons of bio-warfare"

CLASSIC!!

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