Parks and Rec

VIDEO: Ask an Expert – How Do I Safely Start a Campfire?

Campfires are the core of camping. You share stories over them, cook the goods over them, warm those cold hands over them. But there are a few things you should know before lighting it up.

Check out these tips from one of our park rangers on how to safely start and put out your campfire.

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José Eli Villanueva is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.