Fire Safety


Fire Pit Inspection List

  Campfires at Causey are possible but must only be built at times allowed by Utah fire agencies and must be constructed in firepits annually inspected for that purpose. Please contact a board member for a re-inspection before using your firepit if your lot is not indicated as PASSED on the list.


Fire Pit Inspection Criteria

Annually as part of the workday people visit each lot, look to see if a fire pit is present, and evaluate if the pit is in good enough shape a camp fire could be constructed in the pit without danger of the fire spreading. The inspections happen every year because conditions change over time (vegetation grows, leaves and dry limbs may blow into the area … ) and ongoing maintenance is required to keep the pit in good shape. So the pit inspections are a way to promote fire safety as a community since someone else is looking at where you are planning to have camp fires and expressing whether they think it can safely be done.

  • The fire pit itself is an hole about a foot deep or container which holds the fire and ashes. If it is a hole it must not contain roots. If it is a moveable pit it must be used only in a specific location which meets the remainder of the criteria.
  • An area cleared of vegetation and combustibles around the pit of at least 3-5 feet is required. Many people put down gravel, bricks, or other noncombustibles in this area to maintain the condition.
  • Overhead/surrounding bushes and trees must be cut back to create a 20’ diameter safe zone for the fire.
  • There must be running water available in the general vicinity of the pit (on the lot).
  • Causey publishes the inspection results and encourages you to request a re-inspection before using any pit that didn’t pass the inspection.


    Firewise Safety Program Grants

    The Association participates in Fire Safety grant programs and receives credit towards those grants for qualifying work done by the Association and its members. One of the grant benefits is often chipping of branches at Causey by fire crews when not on fires in the fall. Below are instructions to enter in-kind hours towards the fire safety grants.

    We know many of you have been working around your properties to remove brush, cut-down deadfall, and so many other wonderful projects. We hope you’ve been keeping track of the hours you’ve worked and the equipment you’ve used. Remember, every single person who works, no matter their age, can be counted, and anything that helps with fire mitigation (including spraying weeds and weed eating down grass/weeds) counts. We NEED these hours in order to continue receiving grant funds that help with fire abatement, weed abatement, chippers, etc. IMPORTANT: Weber Fire District has added a new program to help track property owners’ mitigation work. Each property owner will be able to access the program as many times as needed to record their time. Weber Fire will be able to track how many property owners have started a time sheet and are participating in the program. It is very important that every participant fill out a timesheet–as many times as necessary. Here is the step-by-step procedure to report In-kind hours to Weber County. Please be very diligent in reporting so we can be qualified for future grants and special projects as they become available from the State of Utah and Weber County.  

    Here are the instructions to enter your In-kind hours to our Fire Warden.  This is very easy. 

    -go to the website:
    -Select  wildland mitigation from the services dropdown menu
    -scroll down to the big green  I’M THE MITIGATION RECORD BUTTON and click it
    -A google docs reporting template should appear. This is the direct link to the template:
    -Fill out the template form using each drop down menu 
    -Questions:  please contact call Garrett Lowe, Board Member, Lot 79:  801-897-4434