Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting HT NEWS to 80360 or e-mail us
Concern at number of chimney fires in Herefordshire
11:44am Friday 15th March 2013 in News
FIREFIGHTERS have issued a safety warning to homeowners after being called to a number of chimney fires recently.
“We are continuing to see high numbers of chimney fires in properties and so want to highlight to residents just how serious these can be, plus the actions they can take to avoid experiencing a chimney fire themselves,” said Alan Haley, Station Commander for Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.
“Many chimney fires are avoidable simply through good care and maintenance and we recommend regular inspection of chimney flues and regular sweeping of the chimney throughout the colder months when fires will be used more often.
“This way, you can eliminate the build-up of soot and clear obstructions such as leaves and birds nests.”