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Out camping? Here's how to safely put out your campfire

Monday, May 16th 2022, 6:25 am - 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.

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