Fireplace Safety

More than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes and many more enjoy the occasional decorative fire a few times a year.

Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fire risks when heating with wood and solid fuels.

Heating fires account for 36% of residential home fires in rural areas every year. Often these fires are due to creosote buildup in chimneys and stovepipes. All home heating systems require regular maintenance to function safely and efficiently.

Follow these tips

Keep Fireplaces and Wood Stoves Clean

Burn Safe Fuels

Protect the Outside of Your Home

Protect the Inside of Your Home