Fisher Papa Bear wood stoves feature a 10-by-11-inch steel plate door and a 6-inch-wide flue that extends from the top, rear or side of the stove. Papa Bear stoves accommodate logs up to 30 inches long. The stoves weigh 486 pounds and heat approximately 2,000 square feet.
Designed and built in Oregon from the mid-1970s through 1988, Bear model Fisher wood stoves made prior to 1980 do not meet U.S. federal safety regulations and should be replaced, according to Wood-Stove.org. Fisher wood stoves are no longer manufactured in North America. New model Fisher wood stoves are built in New Zealand, as of 2015.