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Simple Mistake Cause Winter House Fires

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With winter fast approaching it is officially getting closer to the season of sitting around your fireplace with a good book, movie, your family, and a nice hot beverage. All of this can be greatly enjoyed until the fire pops and the hot debris comes flying your way. This is not only annoying but can be dangerous as it can either burn you or lead to a small fire where you are sitting.

When it comes to burning firewood safely then the first thing to consider is which woods pop the least. In general, it is the wetness that makes wood pop, so the drier the wood the fewer chances it will have to pop. Some great options include Ash, Birch, Cherry, Oak, Maple, and Pine. Wood that has been dried out can also be a great option if you want to ensure there will be as little popping as possible.

If you are not set on having wood and would instead rather burn something that won’t pop at all, then wood pellets are the best option for you.

Another important thing to remember outside of which woods to use is how to store your wood. If you have left your wood out in the rain for the full year, then chances are you will not have a great time burning it. This is why it is much better for you to create a designated wood rack. Keep the wood off the ground and try to leave enough space between the woods. This will help them dry if they ever get wet. You should also cover your wood with a tarp or plastic to keep it from getting wet.