A tough question came into the advice column inbox about a month ago, and I've been pondering it ever since.
Dear Don't Move FIrewood,
What is the reason for allowing campfires in the first place?
1. On the west side of the Columbia River in Washington State they allow fires in the forests. The forests burn up due to fires. On the east side of the Columbia in Douglas County fires are NOT allowed.
2. Campfires make pollution and breathing in campground HORRIBLE at times.