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How to avoid a chimney fire

A chimney fire can develop rapidly and be quite destructive to your residence. Fortunately, there are several ways to reduce the chances of experiencing one, while at the same time enjoying a well-made fire in the hearth for warmth and comfort. Make sure you keep these preventive measures in mind:

  1. Burn seasoned dry wood, preferably hardwoods such as oak and maple
  2. Avoid certain types of softwood such as pine
  3. Keep your fire as hot as possible to avoid creosote buildup
  4. Have your chimney cleaned annually

A professional chimney cleaning by a competent chimney sweep will enable you to enjoy your fireplace with peace of mind.

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