How to Light a Log Fire
Lighting a log fire needn’t be a laborious task. Our simple-to-follow guide to lighting a log fire will give you all the information you need to get your fire off to a roaring start.
The key thing to keep in mind is building a small combustion chamber to ignite the fire, which you can build upon to create a high temperature to warm your room.
Wood fire lighting instructions:
- With a clean fire grate, place two firelighters against the back wall of the fire or appliance to form a ‘V’ shape.
- Create a combustion chamber around the firelights by placing one piece of kindling against the back wall before surrounding this with four or five more pieces of kindling. It’s important to leave enough space to reach the firelighters for ignition.
- Ignite the firelighters and wait until the kindling has begun to burn.
- Once the kindling is burning, now is the perfect time to add your wood fuel. Add one log or piece flat on the grate at the front, one leaning over the kindling on either side and finally one on top of the pile.
- If you are using a closed appliance such as a multi-fuel stove then you should leave the door slightly ajar. This will create an air flow and enable the fire to take hold. Once the fire is established close the appliance door and open the air vents fully.
It couldn’t be easier to light a log fire. Use our simple lighting a log fire instructions and enjoy the roaring blaze and aroma that only a log fire can bring.
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