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Flying Embers

"Over Thanksgiving this year, after 50 years of caution, I left my fireplace unscreened. Needless to say, an ember came out—and now I have a burn mark the size of a silver dollar on my oak hardwood floor. I tried to sand it out, but have gone as deep as I dare."

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