- Clean your fireplace regularly and have the chimney cleaned and
inspected every year.
- Use a screen around the fireplace to protect your home from popping embers.
- Extinguish the fire before you go to sleep. Place embers in a closed metal container
on a fire-proof surface.
- Never start a fire or try to revive one with gasoline or other flammable liquids.
- Trim tree branches back at least 10 feet from your chimney.