Fireplace safety tips: |

Fireplace safety tips:

n Clean your chimney every year – regardless of whether you burn wood or pressed logs.

n Keep furniture and rugs a safe distance from the fireplace.

n Use a fireplace screen.

n Keep children away from the fireplace.

n Stay in the room with a burning fireplace and keep an extinguisher nearby.

n Do not toss papers or other burnable items into the fire unless you monitor the burning to ashes.

n If you get too close and clothing catches fire, stop, drop and roll over to smother the flames. Cover your face with your hands.

n Keep anything that might burn away from the fireplace.

n Do not burn pine cones. The sap in the pinecones, when burned, creates a flammable glaze inside the chimney.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


See more