• Area around Fire – keep wood, leaves, pinestraw, and other debris away from fire so nobody trips and so that errant sparks don’t catch anything
  • Attend to Fire – always have an adult overseeing your fires, never leave a fire unattended
  • Finishing Up – make sure coals are completely cool before leaving your fire, use water on nearly extinguished fires, if want to put the fire out with water, be very cautious when pouring water on a raging fire
  • Handling logs – do not pick up burning logs with your hands, always use proper tools such as a log handler or log tongs
  • Hot/Dry Conditions – do not burn fires in hot/dry and or windy conditions
  • Lighterfluid – never use lighterfluid to enhance an existing fire
  • Solid Ground – place firepits on solid ground where it is steady and does not tip
  • Sparks – be cautious of sparks that “jump” out of the fire especially if burning Poplar, Cedar, Larch, Spruce, Hemlock, Tamarack, Sugar Maple
  • Water/Fire Extinguisher – keep a bucket of water, hose or fire extinguisher handy in case fire starts outside the firepit/campfire area
  • Wind – be very cautious in windy/dry conditions, only start a fire well away from “burnable material”

For more, see our Fire Safety Page.