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Practice wood stove safety and Firewise measures to prevent home fires

By Kate Evans

The cool, blustery autumn winds and falling leaves and branches can combine to create a higher risk of wildfires, especially when burning a wood stove to stay warm. With winter weather approaching, area residents are advised to follow these tips to heat their homes safely with wood stove heat and prevent house fires from wildfires:

Check your chimney flue for creosote periodically with a mirror and have your flue cleaned if it’s dirty.

Burn the wood stove with the . . .