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Hearthside Living: Keeping Your Fire in the Fireplace

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Fireplace Screen Contains Fire

fireplace screen

A fireplace screen provides a decorative means of keeping sparks and ashes from coming out of your fireplace and into your house. As anyone with a wood-burning fireplace knows, flying sparks can singe carpets and leave burn marks on wooden

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The Dangers of Chimney Fires

chimney fires

While chimneys are designed to contain heat from normal fires in a woodstove or fireplace, chimney fires can easily burn at 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, damaging mortar and even starting a house fire. When wood in your fireplace burns, the byproducts

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"Protect Your Family From Fire" Says Obama

Protect your family from fire

President Obama has declared this week National Fire Prevention Week. Read President Obama’s proclamation here. This year’s theme for National Fire Prevention Week is “Protect Your Family from Fire.” There are simple steps families can take to help avoid tragedies.

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