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Know before you go: research conditions for the area surrounding your campground. Fire restrictions may be in place at the park, county or state level.
Maintain campfire flames at knee height, or roughly two feet high. This helps prevent ash or embers from becoming airborne, especially during the dry summer months.
Only build campfires in the existing fire ring in your campsite. Fire ring locations are carefully considered and park rangers.
Always keep plenty of water nearby to extinguish your campfire. To put out your fire, drown the flames with water and stir the embers to make sure everything is wet.
Beach campfires should be started on open sand, away from driftwood or vegetation. Use water to extinguish your beach fire, not sand. Covering the fire with sand will insulate the coals, keeping them hot enough to burn someone hours or even days later.
For propane fire rings, follow the same safety precautions you would with a log-based campfire. Propane fire rings should be placed in, on or directly next to installed park fire rings.
Make sure everyone in your campsite is familiar with campfire safety. Always keep an eye on your campfire.