Decommission ash pit?

seattleCraftsmanOctober 14, 2011

Our 1910 house has a wood burning fireplace and ash pit (ill-fitting cover at least). It also has a finished basement with no apparent access to the ash pit clean-out. My worry is that a fire above could get some hot embers down into the now flammable ceiling of the basement.

Any suggestions on how I could completely decommission the ash pit? Cement it in or otherwise?

Thanks!

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