Time to make sure chimneys are clean

With the cooler nights soon to be upon us, it’s time to make sure your chimney is in safe working order.

We at the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department annually respond to numerous chimney fires, mainly due to creosote buildup in the chimney flue. This type of fire has the potential to extend into your house and do major damage.

To prevent this from happening, the fire department recommends periodic cleaning of your chimney.

Thanks for helping keep our community fire safe.

— Sallie Ross-Filgo