There are few things as enjoyable as a nice wood fire in the fireplace on a cold day during the holiday season. The warmth of the fire on your hands and feet. The pops and crackles. The beauty of the orange glow. For many there is a feeling of nostalgia, memories of sitting with family and friends around the fireplace on a snowy day.
However nice a fire may be, you must never overlook the safety and care needed. As you are getting your fireplace going, please keep in mind these tips.