• Smoldering Logs and Hot Ashes Need to be Handled Properly

    Smoldering Logs and Hot Ashes Need to be Handled Properly

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    At Lindemann Chimney Service we are concerned for your safety and well-being. Recently, in Manhattan Kansas, a smoldering log was removed from a fireplace and apparently was set down by a garage. The garage caught fire and the local fire department is blaming the smoldering log for igniting the garage. Yes, even logs that are smoking or smoldering can ignite nearby combustibles. And open or combustible ash containers can also lead to a fire. Ashes, coals and smoldering logs can all spark or ignite nearby wood, leaf piles, siding,and any other combustible it comes into contact with. The wind can whip up causing sparks to fly.

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    These are all situations within your control. Be proactive – remove and store ashes safely.

    Posted by Karen Stickels Lamansky, Author of Design Ideas for Fireplaces, published by Creative Homeowner Press.

    ©2010 Lindemann Chimney Service

    By Rob Lindemann

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