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Soak It, Stir It, Soak It Again!

Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it, and soak it again until it is cool to the touch to ensure that it is extinguished.

While it may feel like summer has taken a hiatus, the chance of a wildfire is still very real at any time of year, if the conditions are right.

Here are a few tips that will help ensure a safe campfire:

  • Never leave your campfire unattended. Before you leave your campfire, ensure you fully extinguish it by soaking the ashes, stirring them and soaking them again until they are cool to the touch.
  • Choose a safe site that is out of the wind and on bare, mineral ground. Ensure that sparks can't fly into nearby dry fuels or grass. A spark will fly farther than you think!
  • Ensure you have sufficient firefighting equipment, including water, nearby. Don't take chances; a spark in dry grass will ignite easily and spread very quickly in windy conditions.
  • Remember to visit before heading out, to find the latest information about fire bans in the province.

Have fun and stay safe this wildfire season!


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