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Preventing Home Fires- Fireplaces and Woodstoves

3/23/2016 (Permalink)

Some Safety Tips:

  • Inspect and clean your woodstove pipes and fireplace chimneys annually. Check monthly for any damage or obstructions.
  • Never burn trash, paper, or green wood; these will smolder and create more smoke than dry wood.
  • Use a fireplace screen that is heavy enough to stop rolling logs and big enough to cover the entire opening of the fireplace to catch flying sparks.
  • Make sure the fire is completely out before leaving the house or going to bed.
  • Store cooled ashes in a tightly sealed metal container outside the home. After three days the ashes can be bagged and thrown away, or used in your garden

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