Woodstove Safety Tips

  • Open the dampers before starting a fire in a wood stove
  • Vent your stove properly and insulate vent from flammable materials
  • Use paper and kindling wood to ignite a fire. Avoid using lighter fluid, kerosene, or gasoline
  • Keep dry wood away from the stove
  • Remember that slow burning fires can create creosote and soot problems Small hot fires are more efficient