Be Careful with Campfires in the BWCA and Everywhere
I wouldn’t think a reminder to be careful with campfires would be necessary especially in the area at the end of the Gunflint Trail. Unfortunately there are some folks who still don’t realize how dangerous campfires can be. Just yesterday Mike was called out to an island on
It should be obvious campfires should only be built inside of a fire ring. The area should be free of debris and other burnable materials and only wood should be burned in the campfire. When you leave a campsite whether it’s to go fishing during the day or to move to a campsite you should make sure your campfire is dead out. This means the ash should be cool to the touch. Yes, you may get your hands dirty but at least you won’t be responsible for the costs of a beaver flying over and dumping water on your out of control campfire.
From the USFS: August 12, 2011
Three small fires occurred on the
Don’t let your campfire be the cause of a wildfire. It’s not a pretty site.
usfs photo four mile fire