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Campfire JE2 BE2.gifUnlit Campfire JE2 BE2.png



Yes (15) when lit

Blast resistance








Yes (64)‌[JE only]
No‌[BE only]



Catches fire from lava


Block entity ID


Data values

See § Data values

Namespaced ID


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

Natural generation[edit]

Campfires can generate in taiga and snowy taiga[BE only] villages.


Campfires can be broken with any tool, or without a tool, but axes are the fastest. In Java Edition, they cannot be moved or destroyed by pistons, whether lit or unlit. In Bedrock Edition, campfires can be broken by pistons. When broken, a campfire drops any items that had been placed on it.

Campfires can be reclaimed by mining them using a tool enchanted with Silk Touch.

Block Campfire
Hardness 2
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 3
Wooden 1.5
Stone 0.75
Iron 0.5
Diamond 0.4
Golden 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Stick +
Coal or
Charcoal +
Any Log or
Any Stripped Log or
Any Wood or
Any Stripped Wood


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.


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 false. 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 unlit by waterlogging it (placing water in the same block space), throwing a splash water bottle on it, or using a shovel on it. As with netherrack, rain does not extinguish campfires.

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

Smoke signals[edit]

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 1 block above it, the amount of passing particles decreases as the height of the top block increases. When the top block is 1 block higher than the campfire, its particles are completely blocked.

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


Campfires damage mobs standing on top of them even if underwater (with exceptions such as shulkers or guardians), but only if lit, dealing 1♥ of damage every tick (although damage immunity reduces this to once every half-second). Unlike regular fire, campfires do not cause lasting burning nor 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. Similar to the magma block, the player can avoid being damaged at all, either by sneaking[Bedrock Edition only], by using a potion of fire resistance or wearing Frost Walker boots.

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


Campfire (Cooking).gif

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. 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. Unlike other blocks that can cook food, campfires do not require any kind of fuel. However, food items cannot be placed on an unlit campfire. Campfires do not have an external inventory.


Placing a campfire under a beehive or bee nest allows players to harvest honey bottles or honeycomb without aggravating the bees.

Light source[edit]

Lit campfires emit a light level of 15. Like most other sources of light, campfires melt snow up to three blocks around the fire.


Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Block breaking block.wood.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit Blocks 0.5 0.25 16
Block broken block.wood.break subtitles.block.generic.break Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Block placed Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Footsteps block.wood.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks 1.0 0.15 16
No subtitle block.wood.fall (Plays when fallen on from a height) Blocks 0.75 0.5 16
Campfire crackles block.campfire.crackle subtitles.block.campfire.crackle ? ? ? 16

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Campfire Namespaced ID
Campfire campfire

Bedrock Edition:

Campfire Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Item campfire 720
Campfire JE2 BE2.png Block campfire 464

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
The direction the campfire is facing.
Whether the campfire is lit.
Whether the campfire has a hay bale below it.
Whether the campfire is waterlogged

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
The direction the campfire is facing.
Whether the campfire is put out.

Block entity[edit]

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


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
1.1419w02aCampfire JE1 BE1.png Unlit Campfire JE1 BE1.png Added campfires.
19w03aCampfire JE2 BE2.png Unlit Campfire JE2 BE2.png The model and texture of the campfire have now been changed.
Lit campfires now produce spark particles.
The light level of campfires has now 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.
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 fire balls.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta JE1 BE1.png Unlit Campfire JE1 BE1.png Added campfires, which are available only through Experimental Gameplay.
1.11.0beta have now been fully implemented.
Campfire JE2 BE2.png Unlit Campfire JE2 BE2.png The model and texture of the campfire have now been changed.
beta can now be bought from fishermen villagers.
1.13.0Campfires now emit embers similarly to lava.
1.14.0beta under bee nests and bee hives now prevent bees from aggravating toward players who harvest them.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.91Campfire JE2 BE2.png Unlit Campfire JE2 BE2.png Added campfires.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Bee our guestUse a Campfire to collect Honey from a Beehive using a Bottle without aggravating the bees.NoNoYesNo15GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Advancement-plain-raw.png Bee Our GuestUse a Campfire to collect Honey from a Beehive using a Bottle without aggravating the beesHusbandryhusbandry/safely_harvest_honey


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


  • In many cases, using the flint and steel on the side of the campfire sets the adjacent air block on fire instead.[verify]