Recreationists are the cause of 10% of all wildfires started within the state. Be responsible with your recreational activities so that a fun time does not lead to tragedy and disaster.
Secure all necessary permits to build a campfire.
Build in a campground fire ring or authorized area.
Clear all grass and needles within a 10-foot diameter with a shovel or rake.
Dig a hole for the campfire and surround it with rocks.
Ensure the campfire is attended at all times.
Fully extinguish a campfire before leaving the area. Pour a bucket of water directly onto the ashes and coals. Add dirt from the surrounding area and blend with water to extinguish smoldering embers.
VEHICLES / EQUIPMENT
Equip all types of vehicles and equipment with spark arresters. Motorcycles, ATVs, chainsaws, cross-country vehicles, portable generators and trail bikes all require spark arresters if you are going to operate them in or near grass, brush or forest areas.
(Attribution: California Department of Forestry)