Hot coals can stay hot for up to 4 days after cleaning out your stove or fireplace
By Hope Valley - Wyoming Fire District
November 14, 2023

Using an air tight metal can can help to prevent the coals from escaping until they are out entirely. Be sure to only dispose of ashes in a safe places to prevent a fire. Cans of ashes are known to produce carbon monoxide as well so keep them outdoors and away from the home. A clean stove, seasoned firewood and a clean chimney dramatically reduce your likelihood of a chimney fire.