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Have a Safe And Sane Independence Day!

July 4, 2015

If you’re heading out to the great outdoors for this long holiday weekend, keep in mind these tips when building a campfire:

  • Avoid building a campfire in hazardous or dry conditions.
  • Listen to the campground rules and check with your local forest ranger about approved areas for campfires or needed fire permits.
  • Be aware of low hanging branches and build the campfire at least 15 feet away from tent walls, shrubs, trees or other flammable objects.
  • Never use flammable liquids to start a campfire.
  • Start with dry twigs and small sticks when building a fire and add larger sticks as the fire builds up. Add the largest pieces of wood last, with them pointing toward the center of the fire.
  • Use campground fire pit if available.
  • Always keep a bucket of water and shovel nearby for safety.
  • Create a Child Free Zone around the pit.
  • Always supervise children when they are near the campfire.
  • Never leave a fire unattended
  • Always put out your campfire completely.


July 4, 2015
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