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How to Build the Perfect Fire

How to Build the Perfect Fire

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Building a perfect fire in the fireplace isn’t rocket science, but it can be tricky. Follow these simple steps to create a roaring blaze in your fireplace, fire pit, or stove in no time.

Set Up

The perfect fire requires more than just setting a match to some wood. Do a little prep work to ensure you achieve a warm, long-lasting fire.


Now it’s time to set up the wood and get the fire started.

Feed the Flame

The fire you’ve just started will now either die out, once it burns through all the kindling, or catch and burn more warmly. It’s all up to you.

With the fire burning brightly, simply add more logs when the fire starts to die out, crisscrossing over the existing layers, and you should be able to enjoy several hours of crackling firelight.

by Marcia Layton-Turner