Ensure that devices are installed and maintained in compliance with the manufacture’s recommendations. All solid-fuel burning devices should be installed with appropriate clearances from combustible materials and in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) “Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances” (NFPA 211).
Immediately Call 911 to ReportChimney Fires or other Fire Safety Concerns
Chimney fires are usually started by uncontrolled stove or fireplace fires. Remember to avoid using a stove as a trash burner or allowing flames to rise into the chimney by igniting large masses of light material with the damper wide-open.
Remember to only burn dry and well-seasoned hardwood (aged 6-months or more) to avoid chimney build-up and inadequate heating from stoves.