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Minecraft Campfire

If you would like to add a little detail to your homes a campfire can go a long way in filling up space in your builds. Campfires can be used to cook food, they will blow smoke up a chimney, and emit a light level that is on par with glowstone. The crackle of a campfire can also add a nice ambient sound to your home. Campfires are versatile decorative blocks that can be used to help fill the gaps in your builds or simply add some ambience to your builds.

Minecraft Campfire


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You can use any log to make a campfire, but the logs have to be the same. You can use stripped logs, hyphae, or regular logs, but they have to be the same type.

How to Get a Campfire in Minecraft

Campfires will naturally generate in taiga villages. They can also be found in snowy taiga villages in Bedrock edition. To obtain a campfire you will need to break it with a silk touch tool. Breaking it without this enchantment will only cause it to break into charcoal.

Minecraft Campfire

They will also not be put out by rain so you can have open sky access to a campfire without worry of it being extinguished. You can also obtain campfires from apprentice level fisherman villagers for five emeralds in Bedrock edition or two emeralds in the Java edition.


If you do not want to hunt down a campfire you can build one yourself.

How to Make a Campfire in Minecraft

- Three Logs (Same Type

- One Coal

- Three Sticks

To make a campfire yourself, you will need three of the same types of log. It can be any kind of log, but all three must be the same type. You will need one piece of coal and three sticks to finish out the recipe. Place a row of logs at the bottom of the crafting menu, a piece of coal in the middle-most spot, and arrange sticks in an upside-down ā€œVā€ shape to make the campfire.

Crafting Minecraft Campfire

That is all you need to make a campfire. You can also make a soul campfire which produces a blue flame and will deal more damage. The soul campfire will only emit ten light levels but can provide for a nice ambient light. To make a soul campfire simply replace the coal in the middle with soul sand or soul soil.

Crafting Minecraft Soul Campfire

You can use either soul sand or soul soil to make a soul campfire, but if you break the campfire without silk touch, the campfire will always drop soul soil.

How to Use a Campfire in Minecraft

Campfires are on by default and will be lit when you place them. They will also release billowing smoke upwards ten blocks high. You can also place a hay bale underneath to increase the length the smoke goes up if you want a more dramatic effect out of a chimney or something similar.


You can also cook food on a campfire. Simply select raw food in your hotbar and right click on the campfire to place the food for cooking. Do not worry, it will not burn and pops right out when the food is ready.

Minecraft Campfire

After about 30 seconds, the food will be cooked and will pop out of the campfire.

Minecraft Campfire

You can also use a campfire to smoke out beehives and collect honey without aggroing the bees inside. To turn a campfire off you can simply place water above it to waterlog the campfire. To set it on fire again, use a flint and steel or fire charge to light the campfire.


A campfire is one of the few recipes that requires wood that demands the same type of wood.

A campfire will cook food faster than a regular furnace, but does not allow for cooking more than four food items at a time. If you would like to quickly cook a small amount of food, a campfire is beneficial as it does not consume fuel.


Can you cook food on a campfire?

The campfire has four slots for food, and will cook food faster than a regular furnace. The downside being you have to wait before you add more food to the fire. Also, the food will simply pop out of the campfire rather than wait to be collected. This being said, the campfire does not require coal to fuel it beyond one you used to make it.

Can you take damage from a campfire?

You can take damage from a campfire if you step on top of it while it is burning. Take caution and do not attempt to stand on a live fire.

How do you get a blue campfire?


A blue campfire is simply a soul campfire and you can make one by replacing the coal in the recipe with a soul sand or soul soil. It will not spread as much light and it will do more damage, but seeing a blue fire can be more aesthetically pleasing.

Does fire from a campfire spread to nearby blocks?

No, the fire does not spread. You do not have to worry about your campfire in your home spreading and burning down your home. The campfire is contained and will make for a nice decorative feature if you choose to use one.

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