Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Campfire Safety Tips

How to Pick Your Spot

Follow these steps when picking your burning site to promote wildfire safety:
  • DO NOT build a fire at a site in hazardous, dry conditions. DO NOT build a fire if the campground, area, or event rules prohibit campfires.
  • FIND OUT if the campground has an existing fire ring or fire pit.
  • If there is not an existing fire pit, and pits are allowed, look for a site that is at least fifteen feet away from tent walls, shrubs, trees or other flammable objects. Also beware of low-hanging branches overhead.
Note: in some areas digging pits are not allowed because of archaeological or other concerns. Find out the rules in your area please.
Full article: http://watva.org/wildfire-safety/campfire-safety-tipswatva

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