Midland has finally received some winter weather!

Winter weather means finally cracking open the fireplace!

More than 1/3 of the population uses their fireplace during the winter.

Here are some safety tips for your fireplace this winter.

-Have a certified chimney specialist to inspect and clean your chimney annually.

-Have a mesh screen cap installed over the top of your chimney.

- Keep your flue air inlets kept open

- Keep mesh gates closed when glass doors are open.

- Keep clear of glass doors, they can reach temperatures of 200 degrees when closed.

- Let ashes cool completely before removing them.

Stay warm this winter and we wish you a Happy New Year!