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Campfire Safety

Please read all SAFETY information before using TPC Campfire Ring. Failure to heed safety instructions may cause serious bodily injury or death, or a fire resulting in damage to property.

  • Do not burn trash, leaves, paper, cardboard or plywood in the fire ring.
  • Firerings are for OUTDOOR USE ONLY.
  • Avoid using softwood such as pine or cedar, because they are likely to throw sparks. The use of seasoned hardwood is recommended.
  • Use flammable liquids only for their intended purpose. Do NOT light or relight fires using flammable liquids.
  • Never leave a campfire unattended. Even a small breeze could quickly cause the fire to spread. Do NOT use in windy conditions.
  • Keep children and pets away from the fire ring and teach your children to respect fire.
  • Observe all local fire laws, ordinances and regulations.
  • Place your fire ring on a fire safe spot such as a stone surface or bare ground. Do NOT place on grass.
  • Campfire rings are NEVER to be used on a wood deck which is either attached or detached from a building. The extreme heat will cause fire of the deck underneath.
  • Keep your campfire a safe distance from buildings, trees, shrubs, dry grass, flammable materials, combustibles or overhangs.
  • Do not wear flammable or loose clothing when tending a campfire.
  • Steel fire rings hold their heat long after the flames are extinguished, avoid touching the surface of the fire ring, as it will be extremely hot. Use heat resistant gloves or fireplace tongs when touching the fire ring or moving grill in or out of the fire.
  • Keep your campfire small and don’t let it get out of control.
  • Keep water and dirt handy in case the fire gets out of control.
  • Make sure campfire is completely extinguished before breaking camp. Coals should be burned to ash before breaking camp.
  • Never bury coals. They can smolder and continue to burn.

Interesting Fire Facts

As materials heat up, the speed at which the molecules vibrate increases. This increased molecular activity is the basis of heat. A part of this increased molecular energy is visible as color. As vibration/temperature increases, the color of the material changes. By knowing that certain colors correspond with specific temperature ranges, you can quickly estimate the temperature of fire.

Wood logs typically burn at a temperature of 400 to 450° F, depending on the dryness of the logs, resin content, or contaminants.

ColorApproximate Temperature
Yellow350-800 degrees F
Lowest Visible Red885 degrees F
Lowest Visible Red – Dark Red885-1200 degrees F
Dark Cherry to Cherry Red1200-1380 degrees F
Cherry Red to Bright Cherry Red1380-1500 degrees F
Bright Cherry Red to Orange1650-2000 degrees F