Fire pit and campfire safety zone (1090)

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Fire pit and campfire coals or embers can remain hot for more than 24 hours. This is true even after the fire looks like it is out!

Each year many children and teens are burned from tripping and falling into fire pits or campfires. Always supervise children and teens near a fire pit or campfire, even if you think the fire is out. Be sure to put out campfires and fire pits completely with large amounts of water.

Make sure kids of all ages stay at least 3 feet away from a fire pit or campfire, even when there is no fire burning.

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If your child is burned, pour cool water on the burn and seek medical care immediately. Even a small burn can be a big deal.

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Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.