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Tips for keeping chimneys clean and safe this winter

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The temperatures are dropping and it's the perfect time to fire up that wood-burning fireplace. But don't forget important safety measures.

Gigi Lubin, a Home Safety Expert with First Alert is here to detail how to maintain your fireplace and prevent chimney fires. Lubin says not only should you give your chimney an annual cleaning, but adding creosote busting logs to avoid chimney fires is important. Chimney fires can't always be seen from inside the home.

Northville Township Fire Chief Rich Marinucci also joined the show to share his wisdom.

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