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Health Tip: Building a Campfire?

Health Tip: Building a Campfire?

06/13/13

(HealthDay News) -- Creating a campfire can be fun and practical, but it can lead to disaster if you don't follow some basic safety rules.

The National Wildlife Federation offers this advice:

  • Use dead pieces of soft wood lying around to start the fire, including pine, cedar or fir. Make sure you keep the fire small.
  • Keep water close by, so you can extinguish the fire when necessary. Make sure there is no debris nearby that could ignite.
  • Build the fire inside a fireplace, stove or fire ring.
  • Always stay with the fire when it is lit.
  • To extinguish the fire, pour water, stir the ashes, and pour more water. Make sure the ashes are cold when you leave the fire.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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