Chimney fires a danger during winter season
The blare of fire engines heading down the road often cause curiosity — and concern. During the winter months, at least, the reason for the emergency response is often a chimney fire.
Such was the case Thursday morning when the Lake Logan Fire Department rushed to a fire on Lake Logan Road.
Fortunately, the home was not damaged and no one was injured, but firefighter Travis Donaldson said whenever cold temperatures hit the mountains, local fire departments know to prepare for more calls because of chimney fires.
Many people still use fireplaces and wood-burning stoves to keep warm, and according to the latest statistics from the Chimney Safety Institute of America, there are more than 25,000 fireplace and chimney fires in the U.S. every year.
Most chimney fires are caused by a buildup of ...