Archive for December, 2011

Fireplace Safety Tips from the West Hartford Fire Department

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

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Fireplace Safety Tips from the West Hartford Fire Department – Patch.com

Saturday, December 31st, 2011
Fireplace Safety Tips from the West Hartford Fire Department
Patch.com
The message to take away from the tragedy in Stamford is to use a non-combustible container with a lid to remove ashes from a fireplace or wood stove. Once the ashes are removed from the fireplace or stove, the container should be placed outside away

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Reuse or recycle your Christmas tree

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

is not recommended because sap in the tree can cause unwanted sparks and mini explosions …


Nasewaupee Cottage catches fire – Door County Advocate

Saturday, December 31st, 2011
Nasewaupee Cottage catches fire
Door County Advocate
Ashes from a wood stove appeared to have caused a fire on Friday at a cottage under construction in the town of Nasewaupee. The Southern Door Fire Department was called at 1:04 pm to the 7500 block of Eliason Road, according to Fire Chief Thad Tremble.


Rock Hill man dies in Neely Road house fire

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

kept the place warm. Ronnie Wylie died Friday morning in a fire that investigators believe started in the living room when …


Around the Woodstove: Better to review 2011 at close range – Duluth News Tribune

Saturday, December 31st, 2011
Around the Woodstove: Better to review 2011 at close range
Duluth News Tribune
In the depth of the Great Recession, with millions still unemployed and one war down, one more to go , it's tough to come up with a traditional “Best of 2011” column for the year's end. But I'm going to try to take the advice of my late friend


As Winter Sets In, Concerns Grow About Fires From Heating Sources

Friday, December 30th, 2011

, although the cause of that fire is still undetermined. Nationally, hot embers or ash caused an average 7 percent of fires, or about 25,300 per year, for a total of $ …


How to dispose of Christmas trees

Friday, December 30th, 2011

. Pines, firs and other evergreen trees have a high content of flammable turpentine oils. Burning the tree may contribute to creosote buildup, risking a chimney fire.


Firefighters Stress Importance of Proper Disposal of Ashes

Friday, December 30th, 2011

to stay warm. “We like to use it a couple times a week. It helps to keep our heating bill down and a nice way to heat our house up,” says Rafe.


Firefighters Stress Importance of Proper Disposal of Ashes – KHSL

Friday, December 30th, 2011
Firefighters Stress Importance of Proper Disposal of Ashes
KHSL
With temperatures dropping into the 20s overnight, Chico residents, like Lauren Rafe, may use a fireplace or wood stove to stay warm. "We like to use it a couple times a week. It helps to keep our heating bill down and a nice way to heat our house up,"
Recent house fires prompt official warning to 'can your ashes' Enterprise-Record

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