Any forest officer, conservation officer, or other peace officer who finds that any person has left a campfire burning shall take measures to extinguish the fire and take action against the person or persons responsible for leaving the campfire burning.
(a) Every person who starts or maintains a campfire shall:
(1) exercise every reasonable precaution to prevent the campfire from spreading;
(2) before lighting the campfire, clear the ground of all combustible material five feet from the base of the campfire;
(3) remain with the campfire at all times; and
(4) before leaving the site, completely extinguish the campfire.
(b) For the purposes of this section, "maintains" means tending or adding substantial fuel to a campfire with the effect of extending the life of the campfire.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes