Fall is quickly approaching and as temperatures drop, more people will be heading out to sit around the fire.
Whether it's a recreational fire or a bonfire, you should check with the forestry commission to see if any permits are needed to burn.
FOX 31 caught up with firefighters at the Albany Fire Department to get tips on how to stay safe around the fire.
Battalion Chief Sebon Burns says, "always have a charged hose line, a water hose, or an extinguisher there just in case something goes wrong. Gauge the wind because a lot of times, people don't realize that wind will pick up and the fire will get away from you."
Burns adds that neither a bonfire nor a recreational fire should be higher than three feet.