Dorset Fire and Rescue Service issues warning after fires in Colehill and Weymouth

Warning after two chimney fires

Warning after two chimney fires

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DORSET Fire and Rescue Service is reminding residents to ensure their chimneys are kept clean after firefighters were called to two separate chimney fires this morning.

A retained crew from Wimborne was called to a house in Beaucroft Lane in Colehill at around 11.05am, where they extinguished a small fire in the flue of the chimney.

Approximately half an hour later a crew from Weymouth tackled a second chimney fire in South Road in Wyke Regis.

Following the two incidents, a spokesman from the service urged residents to sweep their chimneys regularly.

The spokesman said: “Regular cleaning of your chimney or flues will eliminate the build-up of soot and clear obstructions such as bird or animal nests, leaves and debris.”

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service recommends chimneys are swept at least once a year when using coal or oil and once every three months if burning wood.

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