Fire Safety Tips for the Festive Season

Getting your home nice and cosy for Christmas with an open fire is always a treat, but it’s always important to make sure that it’s safe. Our kiln-dried logs, typically Ash or Beech, help to create a consistent flame and longer burn time, meaning you can keep warmer for loner. Once you’ve your fire going, be sure to follow these tips to make sure you’re safe this season.

  • It goes without saying, but try to keep easily flammable materials away from open flames (this means stockings too!).
  • Try not to use too much paper to build your fire, as sometimes it can contribute towards chimney fires.
  • Always ensure there’s plenty of ventilation in the room you are using, as well as escape routes should the fire get out of control.
  • Try to keep a glass or metal screen in front to the fireplace opening to prevent sparks from jumping out onto carpets or rugs.
  • Burning charcoal indoors can give off carbon monoxide, use some of our premium smokeless coal instead.
  • Before you head to bed, make sure that the fire is out. Never close your damper or leave the room unattended with hot ashes or embers still in the fireplace.
  • Always make sure that your smoke alarms are working in every room of the house.
  • If you find that you have frozen water pipes, never try to thaw them with an open flame. Instead, try to use hot water.
  • Have your chimney inspected annually and cleaned.

For more information about fire safety at home, please visit the following sites:

Fire Safety Guidance
The Fire Service

Our kiln-dried logs and naturally seasoned hardwood logs are always available for collection or delivery from the farm in Shalford. We also provide kindling, coal and log stores – contact us to place your order today!