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Chimney Fire Safety Reminder
Whitehorse – The Whitehorse Fire Department would like to remind residents of the importance of inspecting and cleaning their wood stove chimneys 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 chimneys 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 whitehorse.ca/woodburning for safe wood burning tips.
Fire Prevention Officer