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Fireplaces are Build Mode objects found in The Sims, The Sims 2 and The Sims 3. In The Sims and The Sims 2, they raise the Room/Environment score. In The Sims 3, they give the cozy fire moodlet. However, they can cause fires if flammable objects - or Sims - are too close to them. Fireplaces usually need to be placed along walls, but The Sims 2 and The Sims 3 also have free-standing fireplaces. Some fireplaces have mantels, which can hold small objects.
All fireplaces in The Sims must be placed against a wall. Only adults may light them.
For a list of fireplaces in The Sims, see Fireplace/The Sims.
The Sims 2Edit
Fireplaces in The Sims 2 are modular objects. When placed, a chimney will branch upward from the fireplace base, going up until it reaches the highest floor or the roof. Unlike The Sims, all fireplaces do not need to be placed against a wall.
All fireplaces have the same fire safety warning in their description:
Fire Safety Warning: Take care not to place anything flammable too near the fireplace in case an errant cinder jumps the line.
For a list of fireplaces in The Sims 2, see Fireplace/The Sims 2.
The Sims 3Edit
In The Sims 3, fireplaces are modular objects, consisting of chimney pieces alongside the fire itself. Chimneys cannot be recolored. Cheap fireplaces can be upgraded to become fireproof or change their fire color, while the expensive types are purchased fully upgraded. Daredevil Sims can 'play with fire', which almost always sets the Sim on fire. Mummies fear fire because they are very flammable, they will get the "scared" moodlet if a fire is lit in the same room as them, and they autonomously try to put fires out. Mermaids will get the "Drying Up" moodlet when near a fireplace. Fires can cause a variety of moodlets:
|Image||Moodlet Name||Mood Effect||Time Period||From||Game Dialog/Description||Notes||Expansion|
|Cozy Fire||+15 Mood||-||Warm Fire||Sims enjoy the warm cheery glow of their fireplaces...poke them for extra warmth!||Having Flame Fruit in your Sim's inventory will also cause this moodlet.|
|Warmed||+25 Mood||3 Hours||Warm Fire||There is nothing like the feeling of a warm flame to make a Sim happy.||"Warm Self" Action. Mummies do not like fire and will turn the fireplace off and gain the Scared moodlet.|
|Scared||-25 Mood||3 Hours||Various Scary Situations||Scaredy-cats are scared of pretty much everything, but they really show it when their life flashes before their eyes.||
Mummies get this moodlet if near a lit fireplace.
|Singed||-40 Mood||Until Bathed||Fire, Drill Hole, Chemistry Lab explosion||Fire burns quickly, but it will burn a Singed Sim even faster, so avoid hot situations||May increase chance of Death by fire. Sim wears singed clothing until showered/bathed.|
|On Fire||-200 Mood||1 hour||Fire, Inventing, Sculpting||Contrary to popular belief, being on fire is not healthy and can lead to symptoms including panic, burns, and death. Best find some water quickly!|
For a list of fireplaces in The Sims 3, see Fireplace/The Sims 3.