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Health Tip: Enjoy a Safe Campfire
Make sure it's well-contained
-- Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- A warm and cozy campfire is a nice touch when you're enjoying the great outdoors. But always remember to focus on safety.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources advises:

  • Select a campfire spot that's far from any dangling tree branches.
  • Use a metal fire ring or create a ring of rocks around the fire pit.
  • Create a space five feet around the fire pit that is cleared, down to the soil.
  • If you need extra wood, store it at a distance from the fire, and make sure it's upwind. Keep a shovel and bucket of water near the fire.
  • Never discard a match until it is completely extinguished and cool. And always make sure someone is watching the fire at all times.
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