camp fire safety/a reply
I don't disagree on what you said, the current camp rule "I think" (from past practice) is that if no one is in camp, kill the fire. It's not about a fire watch, it's about everyone (EVERYONE) following the existing rules.Make sure the candle lanterns are "blown-out" and no wood lanterns since they seem to ignite so easily. That's what the cause of this current fire was! (Not a camp fire)
Yes I have seen & heard about quite a few "camp fires" and blazing tent fires, all because of HUMAN disregard of the rules. We live in a "safe" society these days, we just need to remember how to live (also) in a 18th/19th Century Society in regards to "daily living"
I have walked around in the past and seen open wedges with a (open) candle in a candlesticks/chamber candlestick lit with no occupant in the wedge tent.
So I gave an "alarm" to the nearest camp folks and it was extinguished (blown out)
The owner came by and apologized about his disregard of the rules.
James Brown C.L.M.