I have an interesting question, I am well aware of the fire hazards associated with wood stoves (chminey fires primarily) but I seldom hear of fires in homes started by pellet stoves. Can someone give me a little insight to why you seldom hear of pellet stove fires. Is it cuz the pellets burn cleaner, less creosote? FYI we responded to a house fire a little while ago and the wood stove that was installed TODAY, first fire in the pipe burned half the house down. So talk of chimney fires has been an active topic today.