The modern fire pit offers options for all lifestyles
Fire has fascinated people since prehistoric humanity first tamed it. It has been the center of homes, of ritual and of community. Now fire has been making a comeback as fire pits
become more and more common not only in the traditional rural setting, but in urban environments as well.
More than just a grill, fire pits offer the lure of the open flame, and provide not just a way to cook the traditional summer barbeque, but a place to gather and enjoy the outdoors as the weather cools into the fall
Fire pits have moved on from simple stone-lined pits in rural backyards. They can come in elaborate and classic designs, working as much as patio furniture as cooking equipment. Urban firepits, whether built directly into patios or as portable pieces, have brought the joy of gathering around a fire back to the city.
Wood and charcoal aren't the only ways to heat them anymore, either. For those who don't like smoke, or who might be asthmatic, some fire pits now come equipped with natural gas, propane burners or even burn denatured alcohol.