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For safety's sake, here are some important things to avoid when you use your fireplace:
ĚDon't rely on your hearth gate alone to keep your children safe.
ĚDon't let children sit near the hearth.
ĚDon't use gasoline to get the fire burning stronger.
ĚDon't use the comic section of the newspaper, because the colored ink contains lead.
ĚDon't forget to follow fireplace safety tips on a regular basis.
ĚDon't burn a Christmas tree, which cause a fire in your chimney.
ĚDon't forget to check the fire to be sure it is fully out before you go to bed.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|