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Practice Fire Safety Around Campfires, Firepits

With summer comes increased outdoor activities including sitting around campfires and firepits, which should also come with increased safety precautions

New Hampton Fire Department First Assistant Chief Nick Jurgensen says safety starts with starting your fire safely.

Jurgensen’s advice also includes not sitting too close to the fire to avoid melted shoes or flames and embers catching clothes on fire and never leaving your fire unattended.

Jurgensen adds you should also keep water or a fire extinguisher handy in case your fire gets out of control.

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Mark Pitz

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