9 Fireplace Safety Tips for your Home

Written by Chris Hunt; Founder of Firefighter Garage

Home Fireplace Maintenance and Safety: Quick Tips

The NFPA estimates that 15,000 house fires are caused by fireplaces and chimneys per year in the United States.

And no one intends to have their fireplace cause a house fire. No one thinks it will happen to them.

But it does happen. Many times. Every day.

Fireplaces that are poorly maintained, too full, have blocked chimneys, or are surrounded by loose trash, are more likely to cause a house fire than well- maintained and well- managed fireplaces.

To minimize the chances that you’re the victim of the next house fire, you’ll need to take action.

we’ve gathered together some of the best fireplace safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association, US Fire Administration, and around the web.

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