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(April 24, 2018) -- For creating a campfire on personal real estate, like the edge of a beach or in the back yard, consider the following tips from the National Forest Service.

MN: Campfire safety

MARSHALL, Minn. — For creating a campfire on personal real estate, like the edge of a beach or in the back yard, consider the following tips from the National Forest Service.

A fire pit should be dug into the ground slightly and surrounded by a circle of bricks or stones or contained in a metal ring. The fire pit should be located a good distance away from any structures like barns, garages and houses, and when camping at least 15 feet away from a tent.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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