‘I must have a fire pit always’: The season of backyard fires is warming up in Maine

Noah Marquis was 17 years old and he wanted a good old-fashioned fire pit to sit around with his friends.

Dave Marquis, the boy’s father, did what all good dads should do in a scenario like this one: He told the kid to go out and build that fire pit with his own two hands.

“Noah wanted a fire pit for his birthday,” Dave explains. “With COVID, he wanted to gather outside with his friends for graduation last year. So we went and bought a whole package from Gagne and Son. I gave him the instructions, a couple of shovels, gave him the day off from work and told him to build it. As a contractor, I wanted to see him apply the knowledge he built up over the years working part-time for me.”