Apr 12, 2020

Dispose of Burnt Firewood and Ash Safely

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#Let outdoor fires cool completely in the fire pit. Let your campsite embers cool completely in your firepit. Do not leave your camping area with any warm embers still radiating heat. If you need to put your embers out quickly, smother them with sand or dirt.<ref>https://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/article/387766</ref>[[Image:Dispose of Burnt Firewood and Ash Safely Step 2 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Let outdoor fires cool completely in the fire pit. Let your campsite embers cool completely in your firepit. Do not leave your camping area with any warm embers still radiating heat. If you need to put your embers out quickly, smother them with sand or dirt.<ref>https://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/article/387766</ref>[[Image:Dispose of Burnt Firewood and Ash Safely Step 2 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#*Don’t start an outdoor fire if you don’t have time to let the embers cool properly.
 
#*Don’t start an outdoor fire if you don’t have time to let the embers cool properly.
#*Avoid putting out your fire with water, which can wash away flammable accelerant.<ref> https://ift.tt/3c9r5dA>
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#*Avoid putting out your fire with water, which can wash away flammable accelerant.
 
#Transfer the remaining wood and ashes to a metal bucket with a shovel. Wearing safety gloves, use a metal shovel to move the ashes into a metal bucket. Move the bucket close to the site of the fire, so you are not transferring ashes over your wood floor indoors or longer distances outside. Act as though the material still has the potential to be warm, even if you think it’s cool.<ref>https://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/article/387766</ref>[[Image:Dispose of Burnt Firewood and Ash Safely Step 3 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#Transfer the remaining wood and ashes to a metal bucket with a shovel. Wearing safety gloves, use a metal shovel to move the ashes into a metal bucket. Move the bucket close to the site of the fire, so you are not transferring ashes over your wood floor indoors or longer distances outside. Act as though the material still has the potential to be warm, even if you think it’s cool.<ref>https://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/article/387766</ref>[[Image:Dispose of Burnt Firewood and Ash Safely Step 3 Version 2.jpg|center]]
 
#*Never use buckets or shovels made of any combustible materials, such as wood.
 
#*Never use buckets or shovels made of any combustible materials, such as wood.


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