People who are getting their fireplaces up and running for the winter should be taking some precautions. Dysart Fire Chief Miles Maughan explains some fire calls they get when people start using their fireplaces again.

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Maughan is also reminding residents the importance of keeping ashes stored outside.

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The fire department wants everyone to stay safe, especially over the holidays. To make sure you’re taking the right steps, Maughan also sends this message:

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For more holiday safety tips, go to the Safe at Home website by clicking here.