12 Days of Firewise – Tip #2:  Safe disposal of hot ashes

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on Dec 14, 2012

As we promised, here’s the second safety tip reflected in our 12 Days of Firewise campaign:

The improper removal of hot ashes from fireplaces and wood burning stoves causes thousands of fires each year. NFPA’s Firewise Northwest Regional Advisor, Gary Marshall, tells us how to properly remove these ashes and how to ensure they are completely extinguished before disposing of them.

If you missed the first tip, visit our "12 Days of Firewise" webpage. And don't forget to download our tip sheet to share with your neighbors and friends!