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Chimney Fire Safety Reminder
Public Service Announcement
Whitehorse – The Whitehorse Fire Department reminds citizens to inspect and clean their wood stove chimney to prevent a chimney fire.
The onset of winter can bring a fluctuation in temperatures. These conditions can create an excess buildup of creosote, which can lead to chimney fires.
Residents are encouraged to perform a thorough inspection of their chimney in any visible area of their home, including the attic area. Please ensure there are appropriate clearances from any wood or insulation materials, and the proper heat shields are in place.
Regular chimney sweeping is an important part of wood stove maintenance. Routine maintenance along with the use of well-seasoned wood provides maximum efficiency and will reduce air quality concerns and the risk of chimney fire.
Visit www.whitehorse.ca/woodburning for safe wood burning tips.
Fire Prevention Officer