A HISTORIC black and white house in Herefordshire was hit by a chimney fire, as fire crews were called to tackle the blaze.

Three Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews – one each from Kington, Kingsland and Leominster Fire Stations, plus the aerial ladder platform from Hereford were called at 1.51pm on December 20 to a woodburning stove fire in Pembridge.

A fire in the chimney of a two-storey black and white house with an external brick-built chimney was well alight on the crews’ arrival.

Hereford Times: House in PembridgeHouse in Pembridge (Image: Hereford Fire Station)


Crews removed the log burner from the fire place and extinguished the fire using a hosereel jet.

Chimney rods and a hearth sheet were also used with two thermal imaging cameras deployed to check for hot spots.

The fire was extinguished and the incident was marked as pending closure at 4.26pm.

A reinspection took place at 7pm with a thermal imaging camera again used before the incident was closed at 7.43pm.

There were no casualties and no other emergency services were required.