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Fireplace & Wood Stove Safety

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Part 2 of our alternative heating safety blog has to do with Fireplace & Wood Stove Safety.

The winters in New England can get pretty cold, and along with power outages due to heavy snowfall, many residents utilize fireplaces, wood burning stoves and pellet stoves as a primary source of heat. Other heavy users tend to be tourists that are headed north for skiing and other winter activities. Resting and relaxing with a nice hot cocoa next to a cozy fire is the ideal way to end a fun-filled winter day.

Understanding recommended safety protocols is of the utmost importance in the prevention of fires.

The information noted below is from the U.S. Fire Administration:

Fireplace & Wood Stove Safety

  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from your fireplace or wood stove.
  • Do not burn paper in your fireplace or wood stove.
  • Put the fire out before you go to sleep or leave your home.
  • As the homeowner, you should have your chimney inspected and cleaned each year by a professional.
  • Put ashes in a metal container with a lid. Place the container outside at least 10 feet from the home.

For more information, go to https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/heating.html

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