Fire almost got out of control
I have a 2002 modular home and have never used my wood burning fireplace until this year. I have used it several times without any problems but unbeknownst to me my grandchildren had been putting plastic spoons and various other articles in the vent just above the fireplace. Well it finally ignited and I managed to put it out but it was pretty frightening.
Does anyone know if any damage could have been done to the house itself inside the vents? Is the area insulated enough that the heat would not reach outside the chimney area? I don't plan on using it again until it has been inspected but any thoughts would be appreciated.