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Wood burning safety

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- With these cooler temperatures, you may be thinking of using a wood burning stove or fireplace to keep warm.

But poor burning habits can produce large amounts of smoke and cause many health problems.
 Small particles in smoke can easily get in your lungs and cause heart and breathing problems, even death.

To limit smoke and still heat your home only use dry wood, only use legal fuel and only use paper when starting the fire. 

 Also it's best to make small, hot fires.  The right amount of air gives you a hotter fire and less smoke.