Fire it up: The dos and don'ts of beach bonfires

Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 05:50 PM.


3. Party's over — It's important to not just clean up your trash, but to make sure the fire is properly extinguished. Ashes and leftover material must be thoroughly wet down and removed from the beach. Keep a bucket of water or other extinguishing device nearby. Cleanup must be completed by the time and date set on the permit.


Bonfire Guy has got you covered

If you'd rather skip the red tape, there are also businesses in South Walton that handle the entire beach bonfire process.

Steve Kirby — the Bonfire Guy — started setting up bonfires for special occasions about three years ago as a side business.

"Spring break typically starts the season," he said.

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