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Catches fire from lava


A campfire is a block that can be used to cook food or act as a light source or smoke signal.

A soul campfire is a variant of the campfire with turquoise flames.


  • 1 Obtaining
  • 2 Usage
  • 3 Sounds
  • 4 Data values
  • 5 Achievements
  • 6 Advancements
  • 7 History
  • 8 Issues
  • 9 Gallery
  • 10 References



Campfires can be mined with any tool, or without a tool, but axes are the fastest. A regular campfire drops 2 charcoal, a soul campfire drops soul soil, and either one also drops any items placed on it. If mined with a tool enchanted with Silk Touch, the campfire instead drops itself as an item.

In Bedrock Edition, either kind of campfire can also be broken by pushing it with a piston or sticky piston. Pistons cannot move or break campfires in Java Edition.


Soul Campfire

Breaking time
  • ↑ Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation[]

Campfires can generate in taiga and snowy taigaBE only]


Campfires also generate in camps inside ancient cities, beneath a pile of blue, light blue and cyan wool blocks.upcoming: JE 1.19]



Coal or

Charcoal +

Any Log or Stem or

Any Stripped Log or Stem or

Any Wood or Hyphae or

Any Stripped Wood or Hyphae

Soul Sand or

Soul Soil +

Any Log or Stem or

Any Stripped Log or Stem or

Any Wood or Hyphae or

Any Stripped Wood or Hyphae

NameIngredientsCrafting recipe
CampfireStick +
Soul CampfireStick +


In Bedrock Edition, apprentice-level fisherman villagers have a 50% chance of selling a campfire for 5 emeralds.

In Java Edition, apprentice-level fisherman villagers have a 23 chance of selling a campfire for 2 emeralds.


Lit campfires emit a light level of 15 and lit soul campfires emit a light level of 10.

Campfires are lit by default when placed. Campfires can be manually lit by using or dispensing flint and steel on them, shooting it with a flaming arrow, or using or dispensing fire charges, blaze fireballs, and ghast fireballs when /gamerule mobgriefing is true. In Bedrock Edition, campfires can also be lit by using an item enchanted with fire aspect, or stepping on it while burning.

Campfires can be extinguished by waterlogging it (placing water in the same block space), throwing a splash water bottle on it, or using a shovel on it. In Bedrock Edition, campfires can also be extinguished by placing a water source or allowing water to flow in the space above the campfire. As with torches, rain does not extinguish campfires.[1]

Using flint and steel on the side of a waterlogged or lit campfire sets the adjacent air block on fire instead.

Any items cooking on a campfire always drop when the campfire block is broken.

Particles and smoke signals[]

Campfires produce smoke particles that float up around 10 blocks before disappearing. If a hay bale is placed below, the campfire becomes a signal fire and the smoke floats up 24 blocks instead.

Campfire smoke particles can partially pass through a block directly above it, but do not pass through blocks more than one block directly above it.

Although a trap door is thinner than a slab, a trap door can block the smoke completely, preventing the smoke from floating up.

Campfires emit extra smoke particles during rain, similar to lava.

Campfires also emit occasional ember particles, similarly to lava. Soul campfires do not emit embers because they are blue.[2]


Campfires damage mobs standing on top of them even if underwater (with exceptions such as shulkers, zombified piglins or guardians), but only if lit, campfires deal 1 and soul campfires deal 2 of damage every tick (although damage immunity reduces this to once every half-second). It also adds 160 fire ticks (8 seconds of burning).Bedrock Edition only]Java Edition, campfires do not cause lasting burning or destroy items. Damage taken is considered fire damage and is reduced by armor (which loses durability), the Resistance potion effects, and the Protection and Fire Protection enchantments. The player can avoid being damaged at all, either by using a potion of fire resistance or wearing Frost Walker boots. Crouching on a campfire also prevents damage.Bedrock Edition only]needs testing]

[In[In bedrock edition, Campfires do not cause armor pieces to lose durability while the player is standing on it.[

Regardless of height, all blocks prevent damage done to mobs or players above campfires. The campfire deals damage only to entities occupying its block.


The player can place raw food on a lit campfire by using the food item on it. Up to four food items can be placed on a single campfire, which cooks the items simultaneously. Unlike other blocks that can cook food, campfires do not require any kind of fuel to cook. On a campfire, foods produce small smoke particles, indicating they are being cooked. Food items take 30 seconds (600 ticks) to cook, compared to 10 seconds for furnaces or 5 seconds for smokers. Assuming that one uses all four slots to cook at once, the Campfire is, therefore, more efficient than furnaces (taking 10 seconds less per four items and no fuel) for cooking, but must be watched so as to pick up the food and refill it once it is done. It is slower than a smoker by about ten seconds, but its lack of fuel consumption could be seen as a worthwhile trade-off. Once finished cooking, items pop off the campfire. If the campfire is extinguished while cooking food, it resets as if it had not been cooked at all. Food items can be placed on an unlit campfire.

Other items can be placed on campfires using external editors, mods or add-ons.


Campfires do not have an external inventory. Raw food cannot be loaded into the campfire with a hopper.

A hopper placed directly underneath a campfire pulls through any items dropped into the campfire. Any drops from a mob that dies in the campfire get pulled into the hopper.


Placing a campfire under a beehive or bee nest allows players to harvest honey bottles or honeycomb without provoking the bees. There must be unobstructed air between the campfire and the beehive or bee nest. Carpets are an exception.Java Edition only]



Lit soul campfires repel piglins that are not currently attacking. This occurs when the piglin is within an 8 block radius of the soul campfire.

Light source[]

Standard lit campfires emit a light level of 15, while soul campfires emit a light level of 10. Like most other sources of light, campfires melt nearby snow and ice. Due to their lower light level, soul campfires do not melt snow or ice.

Note blocks[]

Campfires can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass" sounds.

Converting soul sand to soul soil[]

Soul campfires can be used to convert soul sand into soul soil. If a soul campfire is crafted using soul sand, placed, and then broken without Silk Touch, that soul campfire drops soul soil.[3]

Piston interactivity[]

In Bedrock Edition, pushing a campfire or soul campfire with a piston or sticky piston breaks it. Unlike other methods, breaking with a piston drops only one charcoal instead of two. Campfires cannot be pulled by sticky pistons.

In Java Edition, pistons do not interact with campfires. Campfires neither move nor break when pushed or pulled by pistons.




SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has broken1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being broken0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placed1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the block0.151.016
SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
?BlocksOnce the block has broken1.00.8
?BlocksFalling on the block with fall damage0.41.0
?BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being broken0.230.5
?BlocksJumping from the block0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damage0.181.0
?BlocksWalking on the block0.31.0
?BlocksWhen the block is placed1.00.8



SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Campfire cracklesBlocksRandomly when lit0.5 - 1.50.6 - 1.316
Flint and steel clickBlocksLighting with flint and steel?10.75 - 1.016
Fireball whooshesBlocksLighting with fire charge??16
Fire extinguishedBlocksExtinguished with shovel0.5216

Data values[]


NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
CampfireBlock & Item
Soul CampfireBlock & Item
Block entity
[i 1][i 2][i 3]
CampfireIdentifierNumeric IDFormItem IDTranslation key
Normal blockBlock & Ungiveable Item
Normal itemItem
Soul blockBlock & Ungiveable Item
Soul itemItem
NameSavegame ID
Block entity

Block states[]

NameDefault valueAllowed valuesDescription
facingThe direction the campfire is facing.
litWhether the campfire is lit.
signal_fireWhether the campfire has a hay bale below it.
waterloggedWhether or not there's water in the same place as this campfire.

Metadata Bits

NameMetadata BitsDefault valueAllowed valuesValues forDescription
directionThe direction the campfire is facing. Opposite from the direction a player faces when placing the block.
extinguishedWhether the campfire is put out.

Block data[]

A campfire has a block entity associated with it that holds additional data about the block.

  • Block entity data
  • Tags common to all block entities
  • CookingTimes: How long each item has been cooking, first index is slot 0, etc.
  • CookingTotalTimes: How long each item has to cook, first index is slot 0, etc.
  • Items: List of up to 4 items currently cooking.
  • Tags common to all items


Campfire to collect Honey from a Beehive using a Bottle without aggravating the bees.
IconAchievementIn-game descriptionActual requirements (if different)Gamerscore earnedTrophy type (PS4)
PS4Other platforms
Bee our guestUse a 15GBronze


Campfire to collect Honey from a Beehive using a Bottle without aggravating the bees
IconAdvancementIn-game descriptionParentActual requirements (if different)Resource location
Bee Our GuestUse a HusbandryUse a glass bottle on a beehive or bee nest while not angering the bees inside.


September 26, 2018Campfires are announced to be part of the biome vote at MINECON Earth 2018.
September 29, 2018Campfires are showcased at MINECON Earth 2018.
September 29, 2018Taiga wins the biome vote, meaning campfires are to be added to the game in 1.14.
Java Edition
Lit campfires now produce spark particles.
The light level of campfires has been changed from 9 to 15.
Campfires are now directionally placed.
Lit campfires produce smoke plume particles more often.
19w04aCampfires now spawn in taiga villages on the ground and inside chimneys.
19w08aCampfires can now be extinguished by splash water bottles.
19w11aFisherman villagers now sell campfires.
1.14.1Pre-Release 2Campfires can now be lit by flaming arrows.
1.14.2Pre-Release 1Flaming arrows can no longer light waterlogged campfires.
1.1519w34aCampfires under bee nests and bee hives now prevent bees from aggravating toward players who harvest them.
19w37aCampfires can now be extinguished using a shovel.
19w42aCampfires can now be lit by small fireballs.
1.1620w11aCampfires can now be lit by any burning projectile.
20w13aCampfires can now be crafted using stems and hyphae.
20w22aCampfires now drop the food being cooked when they are put out with a shovel or water bottle.
Pre-release 3[4] food pops off of campfires when extinguished.
1.1720w46aFood no longer pops off of campfires when extinguished.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1922w13aCampfires now can generate in camps inside ancient cities.
Bedrock Edition
Campfires are available only through Experimental Gameplay.
1.11.0beta have been fully implemented.
beta can now be bought from fishermen villagers.
1.13.0?Campfires now emit embers similarly to lava.
1.14.0beta under bee nests and beehives now prevent bees from aggravating toward players who harvest them.
1.16.20beta campfires now emit light level of 10.
1.16.100beta campfires now deal double the damage that normal campfires deal.
Soul campfires now drop Soul Soil instead of Charcoal when mined.
1.17.30beta are now stackable in the inventory.
Legacy Console Edition


Issues relating to "Campfire" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

  • Cooking with a campfire on Java Edition 19w02a.


  • ↑ MC-141920 – "Rain doesn't put out campfire" – resolved as "Works as Intended"
  • ↑ MC-185482 – "Soul campfires do not emit ember particles" – resolved as "Works As Intended"
  • ↑ MC-178579 – "Soul campfires can be used to convert soul sand into soul soil" – resolved as "Works as Intended"
  • ↑ MC-188448 – "Food pops off of campfire when extinguished" – resolved as "Fixed"

Source: Minecraft Wiki