Follow these steps when picking your campfire spot to help prevent wildfires.
DO NOT build a campfire if the campground, area or event rules prohibit them. Sometimes digging of pits may be prohibited due to archaeological or other concerns.
DO NOT build a campfire in hazardous, dry conditions.
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, choose a site at least 15 feet from tent walls, shrubs, trees or other flammable objects. Beware of low-hanging branches.
Choose an open, level location away from heavy fuels such as logs, brush or decaying leaves.
Take wind, and its direction, into account when choosing the site. Choose a spot that’s protected from gusts.