Learn bonfire safety ahead of Fourth of July weekend

Keep yourself safe this weekend on how to bonfire safely

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QC Life) - Pile burning is the no.1 cause for wildfire suppression response, whether land clearing or recreational bonfires.

Wesley Sketo, a Wildfire Mitigation Forester joins QC@3 to discuss bonfire safety during the upcoming holiday weekend.

Sketo recommends having a pressurized water source available and making sure to stay with the fire until it is out and cold.

For fires greater than 100 feet from an occupied dwelling, a free online burn permit should be filed.