Are gas fire pits allowed on condo decks?

Are gas fire pits allowed on condo decks?

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Q. We live in a 6-unit historical building with front/back wooden decks with overhangs.  Several neighbors want to use gas firepits on their decks. 

Are gas firepits safe on wooden decks with an overhang?  Or a fire hazard?  What about clearances and safety precautions? 

A. This question brings a number of issues into play. In order to understand what is acceptable in regards to fire pits on condo balconies, condo board members and owners need to look to several sources. These include 

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