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Hi, I' m Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Yes you may if you intend to use only the electric fireplace.
Block the chimney and install the outlet in a manner that will be the least destructive to the bricks, so it may be removed if the next owner wants to go back to wood burning.
You're welcome. The electric unit should have dos and don't in the instructions.