The Right Way to Put Out Your Campfire

Humans cause nearly 85 percent of wildland fires in the United States, according to the Forest Service. One of the culprits? Campfires that aren’t completely out. Letting your post-s’mores logs burn down unsupervised isn’t safe—you’ve got to douse them with water until the coals are cool. I called up Gwen Beavans, national fire-prevention program manager with the U.S. Forest Service, for her tips on how to snuff out your flames the right way.

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