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.

If your wood-burning fireplace has glass doors, leave them open when burning a fire. This helps ensure that the fire receives enough air and prevents creosote - a gummy substance created during the burning process - from building up in the chimney.

When the glass doors are open, make sure the metal mesh screen is closed.

This will help contain the embers.

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