5. Use any wood burning appliances carefully and according to regulations.

  • Burn only dry clean firewood, fire logs, and use black and white newspaper to start the fire. Never burn trash.
  • If you are unsure about the condition of your wood burning appliance, have it checked and cleaned by a professional.
  • Listen to the radio for burning bans (In King County call 296 5100).
  • A wood stove or insert can be used to heat portions of some homes, but most homes require additional sources of heat to provide even heat distribution. Most fireplaces look nice but are net heat losers.

    * Dampers must be kept open for a minimum of 12 hours after a fire is out.