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Chimney Fire Safety Reminder
Whitehorse – Whitehorse Fire and Protective Services would like to remind residents of the importance of inspecting and cleaning their wood stove chimneys.
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 have a qualified professional inspect their wood stove and entire chimney system annually. 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.