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National Fire Safety Week is Oct. 3-8

Monday, October 2, 2006

National Fire Safety Week is Oct. 3 - 8

Woodburning tips from the Chimney Safety Institute of America

-Get an annual chimney inspection by a certified chimney service technician

-Use a fireplace screen

-Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

-Build fires at the rear of the fireplace on a supporting grate

-Keep tree branches at least 15 feet away from top of chimney

-Never leave a fire unattended and extinguish completely before bedtime

-Keep furniture and flammable materials at least 36 inches away from fireplace

-Burn seasoned wood that has been covered and elevated for at least 6 months

-Add manufactured logs one at a time and firewood a few pieces at a time

-Never burn Christmas trees, treated wood, garbage or paper in the fireplace

-Install a chimney cap to keep debris and animals out of the chimney

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