Chimney Fires Cause Over $125 Million In Damage Every Year

Orion Safety Products Offers Special Savings

Aug 07, 2015, 10:49 ET from Orion Safety Products

EASTON, Md., Aug. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fall is when families across America prepare and begin to use their wood burning stoves and fireplaces.  It is also the time when safety professionals focus on fire prevention and fire safety with National Chimney Safety Week September 27October 3 and Fire Prevention Week October 4 – 10, 2015.  To support fire safety, Orion, the manufacturer of Chimfex, is providing special savings offers to homeowners, who can then be properly prepared with Chimfex in the event of a chimney fire.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are over 25,000 chimney and wood burning stove fires every year in the U.S., resulting in over $125 million in damage and 30 deaths.  Chimney fires can spread quickly and if they spread, the water damage from putting them out will significantly increase the property and financial loss.  In order to be properly prepared, homeowners should take precautions to prevent chimney fires and be prepared to extinguish them quickly if they occur.

To reduce the risk of chimney fires, the Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that homeowners regularly have their chimneys checked and cleaned by a chimney cleaning professional.  In the case of a chimney fire, the key to reducing damage and extinguishing the fire is to cut off the fire's air supply.  The Chimney Safety Institute of America has awarded Chimfex its prestigious Accepted Product Status, a status that Orion proudly prints on its product displays.  The Accepted Product Status was awarded to Chimfex based on the product's tested ability to quickly and safely extinguish chimney fires by eliminating the fire's air supply.

When asked how Chimfex works to extinguish chimney fires, Jay McLaughlin, President of Orion Safety Products, the maker of Chimfex, stated, "Chimfex uses proprietary technology from a number of our other safety products to quickly and safely deprive a fire of the oxygen it needs to keep burning.  Extinguishing the fire as soon as possible prevents it from spreading and reduces the amount of water needed to put out the fire, which often causes more damage than the fire itself.  We are proud that Chimfex has received endorsements from professional safety organizations and that the product is used by a large number of fire and safety professionals.  Every year, we get calls and letters from home and cabin owners who live far from fire stations, telling us how Chimfex put out their chimney fire, saving their home."

Chimfex is easy to use and it is recommended that homeowners keep the product in close proximity to their wood burning fireplace or stove; easily accessible in the case of a chimney fire.  If a chimney fire starts, a homeowner can quickly ignite the Chimfex, place it in the fireplace or stove, and close the opening.  Chimfex smoke particles scavenge oxygen from the flue and put out the fire quickly and safely.  To see how Chimfex works, go to

About Orion Safety Products

Orion Safety Products, Easton, MD, is the nation's largest manufacturer of highway and U.S. Coast Guard Approved signals.  They have manufacturing facilities in Easton, MD; Peru, IN; and Bristol, PA.  Their website is

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