Out camping? Here's how to safely put out your campfire

Out camping? Here's how to safely put out your campfire
Out camping? Here's how to safely put out your campfire

The last long weekend of summer is upon us, and for many, that means heading into the wild for a spot of camping.

While there are few greater joys in life than a good, roaring campfire, they can be a serious wildfire risk if not put out properly (in fact, human-caused wildfires make up more than half of the yearly total).

Watch the video above from Kyle Brittain, The Weather Network's Alberta correspondent, for tips on how to safely extinguish a campfire.

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