Thursday, May 27th 2021, 4:02 pm - Many people probably find it harder to start a campfire than to extinguish one. But the occurrence of wildfires that result from improperly extinguished campfires tells a different story.
Despite a few setbacks, spring is indeed marching on – to the delight of people drawn to Canada's wilds for a spot of camping.
But depending on how those proverbial spring showers shake out, the season's rising temperatures also mean wildfire risk is once again a factor.
That's where campers come in. While there are few greater joys in life than a good, roaring campfire, they can be a serious wildfire risk if not put out properly (in fact, human-caused wildfires make up more than half of the yearly total).
Watch the video above from Kyle Brittain, The Weather Network's Alberta correspondent, for tips on how to safely extinguish a campfire.