When getting ready for cooler weather there is one thing to be aware of, and that would be chimney fires.
Last year there were approx 25,000 chimney fires in the U.S. causing millions of dollars in damages.
Chimney fires can quickly spread into house fires in a relatively short period of time. No one ever wants to experience a chimney fire, or worse yet a fire in the chimney that spreads to other areas of the home.
The most common causes are
Burning wet or unseasoned wood can increase the production of creosote.
Failing to have your chimney cleaned often enough.
Blockages in your chimney that can restrict air flow.
Make sure you have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in multiple locations within your home.