Chimney warning after fire in Badminton
11:54am Thursday 1st May 2014 in News By Alexandra Womack, senior reporter covering Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Rangeworthy, Wickwar, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath and Old Sodbury
FIREFIGHTERS from Yate put out a chimney fire last night, prompting calls for homeowners to take more care.
One crew from Yate Fire Station was called to a property in High Street, Badminton at 8.30pm to the fire in the chimney of the house.
They used a half kit, consisting of stirrup pumps and roads, to put out the blaze. They also carried out a home safety check at the house and fitted a smoke alarm.
Stephanie Mounsey, spokeswoman for Avon Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We would like to remind homeowners to have their chimneys swept regularly as a build up of soot and debris can cause a fire.”
For further fire safety advice visit www.avonfire.gov.uk
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