ALBANY, GA (WALB)
As the drought in Southwest Georgia gets worse, the folks at Chehaw are reminding visitors to be careful with campfires.
Chehaw has not had a problem with fires this year, but they want to keep it that way.
The campsites have water hook ups that could assist in putting out smaller fires, but they also recommend keeping a small bucket of water nearby.
Most importantly, visitors should never leave their campfire unattended, even for a minute.
"The biggest problem that you've got is people that come in, light a fire, and then don't manage it or walk away from it. It's so dry that those fires can become big problems really quickly," said Ben Roberts, director of animal care.
Here are some other campfire safety tips from the Department of Natural Resources: