Unswept chimney sparks fire

Adastral Road, Locking, Weston-super-Mare

Debris in the chimney above a wood burning stove has caused a fire at a property.

When firefighters arrived at the property they found smoke logging to the loft and a fire in the chimney.

Using a hearth kit containing rods they were able to put the fire out.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people to ensure their chimney is swept regularly to avoid a build up of debris, which can catch fire.