Why a fire pit or chimenea in your backyard you ask? Most cities have ordinances against open fires, a fire pit or chimenea can add a warm, and inviting atmosphere for family and friendly gatherings while keeping safety in mind. Before deciding if you want a fire pit or chimenea in your backyard you should fire find a suitable and safe location for your fire pit or chimenea away from trees or small bushes. With a fire pit we recommend using a metal screen cover to prevent ashes from scattering while also still providing a clear 360-degree view of the fire. A chimenea is a more or less a small fireplace that originated in mexico as bread ovens but became vastly popular in america as a decorative backyard piece. Chimenea uses a round "bulb" fire bowl with a mouth openingm and a chimney to allow smoke to safely vent out away from you. Lately in america people have been using the chimenea not for fire but as decorative pieces such as planters, candle holders, or just on the porch to add a lovely decorative piece. If you plan to use your chimenea for fires, you must do so outdoors for safety concerns.