According to Natural Resources Canada, around 9,000 forest fires occur every year across the country -- and two-thirds of them are caused by people.
Every year, fires burn an average of 2.5 million hectares of forest and cost about $400 million to fight.
That's why it's important to take steps to protect yourself and the environment by enjoying campfires safely.
Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources offers tips for building a safe campfire.
Drown! Stir! Drown!
When it's time to extinguish the campfire, the OMNR says it's important to be thorough.
First, drown the fire with water. Then, stir the ashes with a stick to uncover any hot coals. Drown the fire again.
Hold your hand over the ashes to ensure they have cooled. Don't leave the fire until you're certain it's completely extinguished.
Before starting any fire, it's important to find out whether any local or provincial fire bans are in effect. During prolonged periods of dry, hot weather, municipalities and even provincial bodies will restrict open burning to prevent human-caused forest fires.
With files from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.