Wood Burning Fireplaces in homes can often lead to high risk situations if not properly maintained and repaired. Many fires have been caused by problems with the corrosion of chimneys, all because the owner was not aware of the hazards.
In high-rise and town home condominiums, the maintenance and repair of fireplaces and chimneys may be the joint responsibility of both the unit owner and the condominium corporation. It may only take one fireplace failure to cause a major fire in an entire complex with severe consequences.
In the late 80's and early 90's some condominium developers installed wood burning fireplaces in condominium projects and many are still around today.
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