Rule 1: Always Monitor a fire
There’s no switch or knob to lower it or turn it off. Bottom line – you have to have a responsible person monitoring the fire as long as it’s burning. You can’t go out to a movie or go to sleep as long as there’s fuel for the fire to consume. Don’t leave fires unattended – EVER!
Rule 2: Make sure your fireplace is properly constructed and MAINTAIN IT!
OK, believe it or not there’s a lot of parts that all have to work together correctly in order for your fireplace to work and be safe.