The perfect ending to a romantic campfire.

Like to relax by a campfire after a long day? Sure—we all do! But a runaway wildfire could potentially destroy your home and destroy communities.

Why should I take care with fire?

Most wildfires are started accidentally by illegal or unattended campfires, illegal fireworks, or carelessly tossed cigarette butts. What?!? Please don’t be the spark that starts a wildfire at Lake Tahoe!

This means no illegal campfires. Contain your flame in approved fire pits and properly extinguish campfires. And no illegal fireworks. You just look stupid with that bottle rocket in your hand.

Don’t let your party go up in flames. And for the love of everything that is sacred, please think of the dry, drought-striken forest and don’t flick your cigarette butts! Just don’t do it.

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Help by pledging to:

  • Use caution and common sense before lighting any fire.
  • Understand that any fire I or my friends create could become a wildfire.
  • Understand and practice proper guidelines whenever I or my friends create a fire outdoors.
  • Never, ever leave any fire unattended.
  • Make sure any fire that I or my friends create is properly and completely extinguished before moving on.
  • Properly extinguish and discard of smoking materials.
  • Be aware of my surroundings and be careful when operating equipment during periods of dry or hot weather.
  • Speak up and report when I see someone in danger of starting a wildfire.
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