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Lighting the fire

Do you go outside looking for branches and leaves or do you prefer a 'quick fire' with newspaper? However you choose to light your fire, do so safely and properly. Read our tips for a good flame in the pan.

1: Preparation and collection of materials

Collect dry firewood in different sizes, from thin twigs to larger pieces of wood.
Provide lighting materials such as firelighters, newspaper or dry leaves.
Place the fire bowl on a flat, non-flammable surface, away from flammable materials and sheltered from the wind.

2: Building the fire pit

Place a layer of lighting material on the bottom of the fire bowl. Use the 'wigwam' or 'teepee' model where you place the thin twigs or wood blocks upright against each other in the shape of a pyramid.
Place the firelighters or use newspaper to ignite the flammable material.

3: Lighting the fire and maintenance

Light the lighting material with a match or lighter. Make sure the fire is burning well before adding larger pieces of wood.
Gradually add larger pieces of wood as the fire grows and becomes stronger. Make sure there is enough space between the pieces of wood for air circulation.
Continue to monitor the fire and add more wood as necessary to keep it burning. Make sure the fire is completely extinguished before leaving the fire bowl unattended.

Please note: Always exercise caution when lighting a fire and ensure you comply with local rules and regulations regarding open flames. Keep fire extinguishers such as a bucket of water or a fire extinguisher nearby in case something goes wrong.