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How to light a fire

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There are two popular methods for lighting your fire, in this tip we are looking at the Traditional Method. Thanks to hetas.co.uk for the illustrations


What you need:

Newspaper or firelighters

Kindling (small pieces of dried wood)

Larger logs


What to do:

Crumple two sheets of newspaper into balls roughly the size of a cricket ball and place them in the hearth. You could also use two firelighters, which have a steadier burn rate

Place your kindling in a triangular tent over the newspaper or firelighters

Place two larger logs either side of your kindling tent


Carefully light the newspaper or firelighters which will ignite the kindling and then the logs are the heat increases. Once the fire is burning well you can regularly add more logs to keep it going.