If your idea of a perfect winter night involves relaxing by a warm fire or a fireplace is the primary way to stay warm or a supplement to the main heating system, consider these tips to stay safe.

Never start a fire with flammable liquids. Never burn trash, debris or cardboard boxes.

Avoid using soft, moist wood, which accelerates the buildup of creosote. Use seasoned hardwood instead.

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