The D-N-R is asking campers and others to use extra caution to avoid starting wildfires. Northeast Regional Fire Prevention Specialist Jeff Jackson says when you’re finished with your campfire, make sure it’s out. “Don’t just assume that just because it’s all white ash that it’s all out,” he says. “Take water, pour it into the fire, stir it up with a stick, put more water in it. Make sure it’s actually cold to the touch.”
Jackson says the vast majority of wildfires are caused by people, and one of the biggest problems is burning debris when the wind is too high and humidity is too low.