- The Merrill Fire Department wants you to stay safe, especially when it comes to fires.
There is a difference between campfires and bonfires.
Campfires are small fires used for cooking and heating, not the kind of fire you need to stand back from because it's so hot.
Always remember to fully put out fires before you leave.
And watch kids when they're near the fire.
"When you're making those fires, they're keeping an eye on how you're doing it. So once in a while they like to try to do it themselves," says firefighter Jon Leiskau.
Wildland fire season is about to wrap up, but you still need to pay attention to burning restrictions.
"Anything bigger than a campfire size: fire with a fire permit, and there is no open burning in the city limits," says firefighter Rick Sparks.
Fire danger signs are changed every day according to the weather conditions.
You can also visit the DNR website for updates.
|Story By: Natalie Cardona