The 4th of July is a popular weekend for outdoor activities, which often includes bonfires. The Iowa State Fire Marshall’s office says it’s important to keep fires safe and controlled. Assistant Fire Marshal Jeff Quigle says you need to be able to put out campfires if necessary. He recommends a 5 to 10 pound ABC fire extinguisher. He also recommends keeping a shovel handy to bury fire pits to make sure they don’t re-ignite after you’ve left. He also says to never light a fire using gasoline or other combustible liquids.