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 Contain your campfire, or else THIS happens........ 
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Post Contain your campfire, or else THIS happens........
My husband and I went to the park this Easter weekend for a pre-Wanee set-up. The woods are gorgeous and awaiting us WANEE fans!

But we witnessed a tragic scene; a car went "BOOM" due to a runaway campfire. Thankfully we came up upon it within a minute of the explosion and called 911 and the Park Office. We were just tooling around in the golf cart. Nobody was around! Two hours later the fire was out, the car owner walked up, and about one acre of scorched/smoldering forest, I finally was able to relax.

This happened on Saturday, 3/30/2013. Location: Back in the North-Western corner near Fox Trail, just beyond the Power Lines, up near the old bridge structure, wayyyy back in deep primitive.

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Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:34 pm Profile
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Post Re: Contain your campfire, or else THIS happens........
WOW!! that sucks bad!!! i alays dig a pit and rake everything away from the pit afterwards

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Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:28 pm Profile
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Post Re: Contain your campfire, or else THIS happens........
That is tragic.
Whoever is responsible for the fire should either be horse-whipped or lose their car. Oh yeah, the latter.

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Post Re: Contain your campfire, or else THIS happens........
We use something like this for our campfires :!:


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Post Re: Contain your campfire, or else THIS happens........
Wow. I wonder if the car owner was the person with the fire?

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Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:45 am Profile
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Post Re: Contain your campfire, or else THIS happens........
Yikes :shock: :shock:
Adam I hope you didn't invite that guy to camp with us ;)


Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:39 am Profile
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Post Re: Contain your campfire, or else THIS happens........
Jensen B Gator wrote:
Yikes :shock: :shock:
Adam I hope you didn't invite that guy to camp with us ;)


No kidding!

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Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:58 am Profile
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Post Re: Contain your campfire, or else THIS happens........
Bringing LOTS of wood, and a few extinguishers. VW and FIRE dont agree.

Thanks for the reminder. SheisCindy!!

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Post Re: Contain your campfire, or else THIS happens........
Whoo-ee! No foolin' either (on April 1st).

Common sense should be the rule, in all of life. But I agree: sometimes common sense is in short supply...

When it comes to a campfire, one should never be left unattended. Especially when conditions are "red flag", but really - never. As in: NEVER leave a campfire unattended.

We often put tea lights out at night. Used to set them up 'as-is', meaning with NO tea light holders. Then, one little candle set fire to the underbrush, which spread to about a six foot circle of flame. That reached to a corner of someone's tent. (Sorry, no pics of all that), but I'll tell yall: Them modern nylon tents melt real easy. Too easy. :?

We got lucky. Sounds like that car owner wasn't... Sigh.

Lesson learned: Safety First! (No, really. We mean it this time!) :mrgreen:


Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:40 pm Profile
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Post Re: Contain your campfire, or else THIS happens........
djkeeb69 wrote:
WOW!! that sucks bad!!! i alays dig a pit and rake everything away from the pit afterwards


always do this ^
a few rocks around the edge bam fire pit*

but really who leaves their fire unattended,plus near their car?


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