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Fireplace Screens to Keep Embers Where They Belong

There are an estimated 358,500 home fires every year in the USA. While only a fraction of those—4 percent—start in the living room (the kitchen is the biggest culprit, responsible for 50 percent), if you do have an open fire, a screen, guard or curtain that stops hot embers scorching the hearth rug is a good idea.



a television that is on fire: Keep your family and home safe from sparks flying out of your fireplace.


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Keep your family and home safe from sparks flying out of your fireplace.



a close up of a cage: No installation is required for this attractive guard decorated with a beautiful motif from nature and an opening panel in the center for access while in use. For smaller hearths, a 38” x 31” version is also available.


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No installation is required for this attractive guard decorated with a beautiful motif from nature and an opening panel in the center for access while in use. For smaller hearths, a 38” x 31” version is also available.

For a simple, construction-free option that you can literally unpack and use straight off the bat, look for a free-standing screen or guard. These may be made of three hinged panels so

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