With warm and dry conditions across the region, fire officials urge visitors to practice campfire safety when recreating outdoors.
“Our firefighters will be busy this summer responding to lightning-caused wildfires,” said Traci Weaver, Public Affairs Officer for Fire Communications. “Please help us out by being safe and responsible with fire so we don’t add unnecessary human-caused wildfires to the mix.”
Nationally, approximately 90% of wildfires are human caused. Unattended campfires are the number one source of human-caused wildfires on public land. In 2017, 45% of wildfires in Oregon and 91% of wildfires in Washington were human-caused.
If you are planning to have a campfire, please remember:
This short video demonstrates how to properly build and extinguish a campfire.