I am just musing here. I live in an older house for the USA. Not an old house, of which there are many, just older. Unlike the really old houses, it has 9’ foot ceilings. The rooms are a bit bigger. When it was built, folks were heating with coal. Those Colonial houses had far fewer options and so their architecture was very different. But in 1903, both wood and coal were dirt cheap and readily available. And, folks that could afford a house like this, even though this was a “starter” home, had “people” to care for them and tend fires.
My house has three fireplaces. THREE!!! And I have not checked that little AirBNB amenity box next to fireplace. Why? Why under this sun would I even consider allowing guests of unknown common sense, much less fire knowledge, to use any of these fireplaces? Wood is incredibly expensive. Cleaning out the fireplace is a dirty and unpleasant job. When there is a fire, my expensive central heat is streaming up the chimney with the smoke. And the portions of the house that are not in the room with the fireplace are frigid.
To note, we have actually never used one of the fireplaces. It is in the room where we store all the instruments [violins, violas, cellos] and so we are running a humidifier during the winter to keep the ambient humidity higher than the real world. This is the only first floor room that is off-limits to our guests.