Accidents happen, but when they result in burn injuries, the physical, emotional, and financial toll can be overwhelming. According to a recent article, a camping trip turned into a nightmare when a 46-year-old woman sustained severe burns attempting to start a campfire at D&R Campground in China. Despite immediate medical attention, the victim succumbed to her injuries after being transferred to Maine Medical Center in Portland. This heartbreaking incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of fire safety, particularly in the great outdoors.
Choosing the Right Fire Site:
When camping, it’s crucial to select an appropriate location for your campfire. Look for designated fire rings or pits, or create a clear space by removing any flammable materials within a 10-foot radius.