A spark guard is a usually dome-shaped piece of mesh metal that is placed over the opening of a wood-burning fire pit to contain the sparks, ash, and soot that is produced while the fire pit is in use. This accessory includes handles that aid in removing the spark guard from the unit. The shape of your fire pit will dictate the placement of your handles on the spark guard. If your fire pit features a surrounding table top or wide rim, you will want to purchase a spark guard with handles on top to make removing the piece easier. If your fire pit has no rim or if the shape of your fire pit allows it, you can choose to have handles on top or on the bottom, as long as the size is compatible with your fire pit.

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Katrina McBreen

Katrina contributed to Starfire Direct's blog from 2018 to 2019. She is an entertainer by nature, and a lover of all things theatre, film, and music.