Use caution with all campfires, bonfires, fire pits, and grills so that the fire you make doesn’t get out of hand.
Please put out all fires before sunset.
It’s important to start outdoor fires in a place that has been cleared of all flammable material, such as weeds or grass, so that it can’t spread. It’s also important to have a bucket of water or a hose nearby.
Make sure there are no more glowing embers before walking away from the fire. Remember, never leave a fire unattended—and glowing embers are fire.
Windy conditions can spread a fire, even from a pit or barrel. The stronger the wind blows, the faster the fire spreads. The fire generates winds of its own that are as many as 10 times faster than the ambient wind. It can even throw embers into the air and create additional fires, an occurrence called spotting. Wind can also change the direction of the fire, and gusts can raise the fire into the trees, creating a crown fire.