Campfire Safety Atmore AL
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8003 Charlotte Drive Southwest
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110 West Tennessee Street
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186 Oxmoor Road Suite G1
Allen Insurance Agency Inc
3920 Mcfarland Boulevard
Carl Webb Agency
1904 Flint Road Southeast
Kevin Howard Agency
2177 Eastern Valley Road
Chandler Insurance Agency
2800 Zelda Road
438 Carr Avenue Suite 11
22975 Al Highway 24
Mount Hope, AL
Cotton States Insurance
730 Glover Avenue
Smokey the Bear was right
Campfires can be an integral part of outdoor life. Whether you gather around them to tell ghost stories or sing songs, light them for warmth or ambience, or just want to toast marshmallows, a crackling open-air fire can tempt even the most confirmed city slicker.
Beautiful and mesmerizing as the flames are, campfires - or rather the people who light them - are responsible for more than half of all forest fires. Whether you're camping under the stars in the backcountry miles away from anyone or hooking up your RV in a full-amenity trailer park, you can't afford to be careless with fire.
Check For and Obey Fire Restrictions
Weather conditions (very dry, hot and / or windy weather) can influence whether or not you can light a campfire. Most national, state and provincial parks post warnings, but if you aren't sure, a park ranger can tell you what the current fire restrictions are. Many backcountry areas, especially desert environments or high elevation areas don't allow campfires at any time. Unless there's an emergency, obey all fire restrictions!
To minimize the impact on the environment and maximize your personal safety,
- Build campfire that is
- in a pre-existing fire ring or fire pit, if possible
- ringed with rocks to prevent the fire from spreading
- at least 3 yards from all tents, dry grass and foliage.
- Don't allow children and pets near the campfire and never leave them unsupervised. Teach kids how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire.
- Keep a bucket of water and a shovel nearby in case you need to extinguish the flames quickly. A fire extinguisher is also a good idea, if possible.
- If using an accelerant (fire starter), carefully place the accelerant on the wood and use as little as possible.
- Stack extra wood upwind and away from the fire.
- Keep the fire small enough to be extinguished quickly and easily.
- Never leave a campfire unattended, not even for a minu...
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