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Chimney fire – Wisbech - Fenland

At 10.49am on Monday (19) a crew from Wisbech was called to a fire on Stow Road in Wisbech.  

Firefighters arrived to find a fire involving a chimney in a house, with flame visible from outside the property. They extinguished the fire and returned to their station by 12.40pm. 

The cause of the fire was accidental.  

A fire service spokesman said: “Please ensure that you get your chimney swept and brick work inspected regularly, at least once a year. The debris buildup in the flue can be set alight when heating the home, which could cause a significant fire. Regular chimney maintenance will help prevent this from happening.” 

“As the cold weather begins to arrive, it is important to get your chimney swept before lighting it for the first time.”