A fireplace creates a nice atmosphere when friends or family get together, according to Logan Fire Marshal Craig Humphreys. But Humphreys also said a fireplace can only be enjoyed if safety rules are followed.
“Some of the safety features with other things to think about with our fireplaces is to have a spark screen,” Humphreys explained, “a screen to keep the sparks and embers in the fireplace where they belong.
“Then just a clear space. We should keep three feet of a clear space around wood burning stoves and fireplaces.”
Humphreys said it should be “free of combustibles, dried wood and other things that could catch on fire.”
On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2013_12_06_328_16956_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Crosstalk program Thursday</a>, Humphreys gave some other safety tips. He also urged local residents to make sure they have working fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors.