I built a wood house that I'm rather proud of. I've built a fireplace that seem safe, but I don't want to risk burning my house down. I've seen plenty of tutorials online for making safe fireplaces, but most of them are more than 1 year old, and possibly obsolete. I tried reading the Minecraft Wiki article on fire, but it gets pretty wordy and difficult to understand. Is the fireplace pictured below safe?
View from inside. (The wood planks in the fireplace will be the fuel, and eventually replaced with netherrack):
Up close view. (Fuel has been removed):
Outside view. (4 dirt blocks have been removed to show base of chimney):