Dec. 3, 2017—This is the time of year when curling up in front of a fireplace seems especially nice. Follow these six easy steps for building a safe fire in your hearth.
- Check the damper before lighting a fire.
- Put cooled ashes in a covered, fire-resistant container. Store them outside.
- Use minimal paper and seasoned wood.
- Have your fireplace and chimney inspected yearly.
- Stop sparks with a screen.
- Never leave a fire unattended.