Winter Fire Safety

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  1. Fireplaces and Wood Stoves
  2. Portable Heaters
  3. Christmas Trees
  4. Decorations
  5. Candles and Luminarias
  6. Smoke Alarms
  7. Have an Escape Plan
  8. Cold Related Emergencies

Fireplaces and Wood Stoves

Recognize the importance of fire safety in our homes. It is critically important to be highly alert to the fire dangers that exist during the holiday season and throughout the year. Each year fires during the Holiday Season injure 2,600 individuals and cause over $930 million in damage.

  • Have a certified chimney sweep clean and inspect your chimney and fireplace or creosote build-up, cracks, crumbling bricks and obstructions.
  • Place fireplace or wood stove ashes outdoors in a covered metal container at least 3 ft away from anything that can burn.
  • Don't burn trash including gift wrapping. The wrapping may ignite suddenly and cause a flash fire