From Dec. 3 to Dec. 9, the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 17 calls for service including 1 oven fire, 1 mutual aid call to Apple Valley for a chimney fire, 1 vehicle fire, 1 dryer excessive heat with no ignition, 1 police assist, 1 service call, 2 medicals, 1 gas leak, 1 gasoline spill, 2 good intents and 5 false alarms.
FIRE TIP: Keep your fireplace safe
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… Jack Frost nipping at your nose… What could be cozier than a glowing fire in the fireplace on a frosty winter evening? The fireplace has become a popular tradition but here at Lakeville Fire, we’d like to remind you to be safety conscious when enjoying a fire.
- Always use proper fitting fireplace screens or glass doors, to prevent flying sparks from igniting nearby combustibles.
- When cleaning your fireplace, ashes should be placed in metal containers and stored outside your home.
- Have your chimney professionally inspected and cleaned if necessary at least once a year to remove soot and creosote that could ignite and burn.
- Only burn materials that were designed for the fireplace. If artificial logs are used, follow instructions on the packaging.