Campfire Safety

  • After lighting, do not discard the match until it is cold.
  • Circle the pit with rocks or be sure it already has a metal fire ring.
  • Clear a 5-foot area around the pit down to the soil.
  • Dig a small pit away from overhanging branches. (Some Places have campfire pits ready and waiting for you.)
  • Keep a bucket of water and a shovel nearby.
  • Never leave a campfire unattended, not even for a minute.
  • Stack extra wood upwind and away from the fire.