Brick hearth removal
I have a poorly built, built-in corner gas fireplace in my family room. It has a one level brick hearth. I want to remove the fireplace and hearth and get the corner of my room back. The more I read, the more I think I can do some of the demolition myself.
My question right now is about how to remove the bricks once I have the fireplace out. The room is built on a slab and the rest of the floor is ceramic tile. How do I go about getting the bricks out? Would some basic tools, like a chisel and hammer, work?
Are the bricks likely to have been glued to the slab?
Here is a picture. Please overlook the dead bug and dust bunnies. As you can see, I have sealed the opening of the fireplace to stop the air flow into the house. I turned off the gas both inside and outside.