Fire Places and Chimneys
- Use only dried woods and never use flammable liquids to start a fire. Dispose of cool ashes in a covered metal container. Never leave a fire unattended. When burning, keep the damper open, flammable materials away, and the glass door/screen closed.
- Have chimneys cleaned professionally by a chimney sweep once a year
- Never burn papers, boxes, or Christmas trees in the fireplace.
For information about Fire Department education programs, please see Safety Education.
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City of Huntington Beach
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5411
Fax: (714) 374-1551