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Campfire JE2 BE2.gifUnlit Campfire JE2 BE2.png
Soul Campfire.gifUnlit Campfire JE2 BE2.png



Yes (64)‌[JE only]
No‌[BE only]


Blast resistance





Yes (15) when lit
Soul Campfire:
Yes (10) when lit





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 cyan flames.



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 Soul Campfire
Hardness 2 2
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 3 3
Wooden 1.5 1.5
Stone 0.75 0.75
Iron 0.5 0.5
Diamond 0.4 0.4
Netherite 0.35 0.35
Golden 0.25 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation[edit]

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


Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Campfire Stick +
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 Campfire Stick +
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


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 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 torches, rain does not extinguish campfires.

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

Particles and 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 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 due to the fact that they are blue.[1]


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♥[Java Edition only][upcoming: BE 1.16.100] 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. The player can avoid being damaged at all, either 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. If the campfire is extinguished while cooking food, it resets as if it had not been cooked at all. Unlike other blocks that can cook food, campfires do not require any kind of fuel. Food items can 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 provoking the bees.


Lit soul campfires repel piglins that are not currently attacking.

Light source[edit]

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.

Converting soul sand to soul soil[edit]

Soul campfires can be used to convert soul sand into soul soil[Java Edition only][upcoming: BE 1.16.100]. If a soul campfire is crafted using soul sand, placed, and then broken without Silk Touch, that soul campfire drops soul soil.[2]


Note red.png
This page would benefit from the addition of more sounds.
Please remove this notice once you've added suitable sounds to the article. The specific instructions are: sound events used when put out and when relit

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.wood.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.wood.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.wood.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.wood.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.wood.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
Campfire crackles?Plays randomly when burningblock.campfire.cracklesubtitles.block.campfire.crackle??16
  1. a b MC-177082

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)Translation key
Campfirecampfire campfiresblock.minecraft.campfire
Soul Campfiresoul_campfire campfires
NameNamespaced ID
Block entitycampfire

Bedrock Edition:

CampfireNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Normal blockcampfire
Normal itemcampfire
Soul blocksoul_campfire
Soul itemsoul_campfire
NameSavegame ID
Block entity?

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.gif Unlit Campfire JE1 BE1.png Added campfires.
19w03aCampfire JE2 BE2.gif Unlit Campfire JE2 BE2.png The model and texture of the campfire have been changed.
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.
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.
20w15aSoul Campfire.gif Added soul campfires.
20w22aCampfires now drop the food being cooked when they are put out with a shovel or water bottle.
Pre-release 3Unlit Campfire with foods on it.png Food can now be placed on unlit campfires.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta JE1 BE1.gif Unlit Campfire JE1 BE1.png Added campfires.
Campfires are available only through Experimental Gameplay.
1.11.0beta have been fully implemented.
Campfire JE2 BE2.gif Unlit Campfire JE2 BE2.png The model and texture of the campfire have been changed.
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.
1.16.0beta Campfire.gif Added soul campfires.
1.16.20beta campfires now emits light level of 10.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.100beta campfires now deal double the damage that normal campfires deal.
Soul campfires now drop Soul Soil instead of Charcoal when mined.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.91Campfire JE2 BE2.gif Unlit Campfire JE2 BE2.png Added campfires.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS)
Bee our guestUse a Campfire to collect Honey from a Beehive using a Bottle without aggravating the bees.15GBronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID


Bee Our Guest
Use a Campfire to collect Honey from a Beehive using a Bottle without aggravating the beesHusbandryUse a bottle on a beehive or bee nest while not angering the bees inside.husbandry/safely_harvest_honey


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


  • If the campfire is waterlogged, already lit, or something flammable is adjacent to the nearby air block, using the flint and steel on the side of the campfire sets the adjacent air block on fire instead.



  1. MC-185482
  2. MC-178579 – resolved as "Works as Intended"