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Great Shefford chimney fire triggers safety advice

Ensure chimneys are swept before winter weather strikes

Jane Meredith

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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.

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