Saturday, January 21, 2012

Learn about safe disposal of fireplace ashes

After several fatal fires across the country due to improper disposal of fireplace ashes, this information bears repeating:

If you scoop ashes, put them in a metal container and place it well away from the house. Embers can remain hot enough to start a fire as long as a day later.

You can read a bit more about fireplace safety in the Mercury News or the Examiner. The San Jose Fire Department offers a fire safety checklist, also.

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