The dangers of chimney fires can’t be emphasized enough. They do happen – not very often – but when people encounter chimney fires it’s an experience they’ll never forget, and certainly won’t want repeated. Always use the best wood available. Buy it from a reputable supplier. Make sure it’s well seasoned, and good quality wood. Be sure that what you’re burning in your fireplace is safe, and isn’t going to damage your chimney or worse, burn your house down.
Here are some photos of chimney fires, kindly given to us by our friends at the Fire Department. Be warm, be safe!