Fireplaces and Fires
Most of the fires that occur in the mountains are caused by carelessness with cabin fireplaces. Please observe the following safety rules for your safety and protection.
-Open the fireplace flue before using.
-Fire screens or air tight doors should be closed at all times. Embers may pop and shoot out.
-Lighter fluid or any accelerant is absolutely forbidden to use in a fireplace.
-Wadded newspaper is a good fire starter or purchase pre-made fire starters.
-If it has a gas only fireplace, do not put wood or anything else into the fireplace. You can tell if it is gas only if
you see fake logs inside.
-Bundles of firewood can be purchased at stores around town.
-Make sure the fire is out and the screen or door is closed prior to leaving the premises or going to bed.
-Do not remove hot logs or ashes from the fireplace. Leave everything there for the housekeeper.
-Outdoor fires and fire pits are only allowed if they are propane or natural gas. BBQs are allowed if they are propane or charcoal. No wood in the BBQ please.
-No candles please!
-Fireworks are prohibited anywhere in Big Bear.