BEACH FIRES SAFETY REMINDER:
North Lincoln Fire & Rescue would like to remind people who build fires on the beach they must extinguish them completely with water, and before having any campfire, check to be sure that a “Fire Ban” is not in effect on the beach or in campgrounds due to weather conditions.
Oregon State Parks campfire safety practices state:
“Beach campfires should be started on open sand, away from driftwood or vegetation. Use water to extinguish your beach fire, not sand. Covering the fire with sand will insulate the coals, keeping them hot enough to burn unsuspecting beachgoers hours or even days later.”
Be sure to have someone in attendance at all times to prevent injury or accidental fire spread.
Play Safe at the Beach!
Capt. Jim Kusz, North Lincoln Fire Department