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.