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Brewood Chimney Goes Up In Smoke

Firefighters responding to a suspected house blaze in Brewood arrived at the scene to discover the property's chimney on fire.

One appliance from Brewood and one from Penkridge were sent to the incident at 10.07pm last night following reports of smoke bellowing from the roof of a house in Garden Lane.

"The lining had become dislodged resulting in the fire breaching the top of the chimney."

Paul Danby, Watch Manager, Brewood Fire Station

Crews using one roof ladder and one short extension ladder to scale the roof located the fire in the chimney. They removed the pot and extinguished the blaze using chimney rods and one hose reel jet.

Watch Manager, Paul Danby, said the fire was accidental and started because the chimney lining had split.

"The property has a log burning fire and the owner had the chimney swept a couple of months ago," he said.

"The lining had become dislodged resulting in the fire breaching the top of the chimney.

"It is always best to get chimneys swept by a reputable chimney sweep at least once every 12 months to prevent a build up of soot which can lead to a chimney fire."

Appliances remained at the scene until 01.41am. Firefighters returned to the property at 10am today to carry out an inspection of the building.