go

Great Shefford chimney fire triggers safety advice

Ensure chimneys are swept before winter weather strikes

Jane Meredith

Reporter:

Jane Meredith

Contact:

01635 886637

chimney smoke

A chimney fire in Great Shefford this afternoon (Sat) has triggered safety advice for those with open fires from Newbury firefighters.

One pump was called at mid-day from Newbury Fire Station, to a semi detached house in The Mead, where a chimney fire was mostly out on arrival.

Firefighters used rods with a hose reel attached to ensure the fire was fully extinguished, before departing at 3pm.

Firefighters have issued the following safety advice to those with open fires: ensure the chimney has been swept before lighting autumn/winter fires and use appropriate materials as fuel, ideally dry wood purchased from a reputable outlet.

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News

Characters left: 1000

News

Parliamentary approval for pub chef
News

Parliamentary approval for pub chef

The Bladebone owner and chef is in the running for an award

 
Rural home needed for bouncy Belleek
News

Rural home needed for bouncy Belleek

Sweet-natured Belleek is desperate to find active owners

 
News

Drinkers' dozen makes it into Camra guide

 
News

Boundary Road to close from 6pm tonight

 
News

Drug dealer caught in Newbury jailed