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Fireplace Safety

With the temperature starting to drop, we figured this would be a great time to go over some fireplace safety tips. While the temperatures didn’t drop too far this past weekend, it was a reminder that colder weather is only a few weeks away. According to the US Fire Administration, more than one third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes. While fireplaces and the like can be a great source for heat and a great way to save on heating costs, the threat of a home fire is always present. Each year, 36% of residential home fires in rural areas are attributed to one of these heating sources. If you use a fireplace, wood stove or another appliance to heat your home, please check out the information below to make sure everything is safe and ready to go when the mercury drops.

Fireplace and Home Safety (US Fire Administration)
Fireplace Safety Fact Sheet (HPBA)
Top 10 Woodburning Tips (CSIA)
Wood Stove Safety (Maryland Fire Marshall)
Fireplace Safety (News Moms Need)

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