Foolproof Ways to Start a Fire in a Fireplace
Avoid any meeting of the minds during the holidays as you build a fire in a fireplace by getting it started right away. We’ll get you on your way to roasting chestnuts in no time!
Clean Out the Ashes
But you may want to keep a few ashes around to help build a fire in your fireplace.
Be aware that coals can remain hot for up to three days, which can become a fire hazard if they come in contact with flammable materials. Here are more tips on How to Prevent Home Fires.
Choose the Right Wood
Not interested in wood but still want a fireplace fire? Learn how to install a gas fireplace.
Check the Damper
Prime the Flue
Build Up Balls of Newspapers
Learn the fireplace fire safety tips you need to know.
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Add Some Kindling
Make sure your smoke detector is in working order.
Arrange the Logs
Learn how to use a chain saw safely if you’re cutting your own wood.
Keep the Fire Small
Cutting your own wood for a fire? Follow these Chain Saw Safety Tips.