Chimney blaze sparks fire service warning

PUBLISHED: 11:19 29 December 2014 | UPDATED: 11:19 29 December 2014


Firefighters tackled a chimney fire in Prickwillow, last night (Sunday).

A crew from Ely were called to Old Bank at about 5pm following reports that a fire had broken out in a chimney.

Firefighters used a hose reel, chimney rodding and thermal imaging cameras to identify and extinguish the blaze. The cause of the fire was accidental.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Please get your chimney swept regularly and brickwork inspected at least once a year to help prevent chimney fires.”

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