Apparently people really like to buy these small all in one fire pits, sitting them on a back patio or deck, the latter being the problem. Recently an associate’s house burned to the ground. Unbeknownst to him, the pan in the base of the fire pit had worn creating small holes. The coals fell onto the wood deck while they were asleep. His wife woke up in the middle of the night, noticed a glow and realized the entire back side of the house was on fire. The family was able to get out, but the house was a total loss. Please beware of these. Instead grab a shovel, collect some rocks and dig out a large hole in the earth. Remove about a foot of grass along the edge as well. Surround with rocks and keep a water hose handy, especially this time of year.