How to avoid chimney fires

Creosote is the main cause of chimney fires. A buildup of creosote is highly combustible and can result in a chimney fire.

To minimize creosote:

  • Burn only seasoned wood
  • Do not burn trash in a fireplace or wood stove.
  • Don’t allow the fire to smolder.
  • Contact your chimney professional to clean your chimney regularly.