We finally started using our fireplace last week and the dogs have really taken a liking to the fire. At first we were looking for gas logs to use with the gas fireplace, but then we would have to keep the gas going and with gas prices these days its not a good idea. So while looking for wood, I came upon Duraflame firelogs. After reading TreeHugger.com about how Duraflame is an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional cut firewood, I decided to give them a try. It is easy to start a fire with the Duraflame firelogs and they stay lit for about 2 hours, though it states that they are 3 hr firelogs with minimal waste.