I've built a wooden house and decided that, with the proper precautions, I would like a fireplace. I built a stone-brick-and-glass cage around a piece of netherrack, but when I lit it, the fire still spread to the rest of the house. I've replaced the burnt part of the house, and I have a piece of glowstone in the fireplace, but I would still like to have actual fire in my fireplace. I you tell me where fire can spread, I can probably figure out how to aesthetically keep it from spreading, or else scrap the idea. Any ideas?

  • The source I posted has all burnable items for reference. – Jason_ Mar 17 '16 at 14:18

Most common are: Fire can burn wood and leaves. I recommend having a brick house with no wood items around your fire place, like Crafting Tables, Pistons, Fence, ect.

Fire can spread a distance of up to one block downwards, one block sideways (including diagonals), and four blocks upwards of the original fire block (not the block the fire is on/next to)

Almost anything you think can catch fire, can. Stone or stone bricks are easy to make and can easily be a good decision in replace for wood.

This source is useful in regards to fire: http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Fire

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  • Thanks! I think I'll make a brick chimney with a stone brick hearth... but thanks again! – ash4fun Mar 17 '16 at 16:42
  • No problem. Glad to help. – Jason_ Mar 17 '16 at 17:03

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