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Christopher O'Dell, certified chimney sweep with the Chimney Safety Institute of America, cleans chimneys at a Bemidji home. Pioneer Photo/Molly Miron

Wood burning safety: Chimney sweep shares expertise

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The image on Christopher O'Dell's van depicts a classic chimney sweep in top hat and formal attire.

O'Dell himself, a member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild, works in jeans as he cleans fireplaces and runs brushes up and down flues.


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