Posted by: yelvertonfirestation | January 24, 2011

Fire call, 23rd of January, Chimney fire, Huckworthy Bridge

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At 17:41 on the 23rd of January, Yelverton appliance was called to a chimney fire at Huckworthy Bridge. On arrival the crew found a chimney fire generated from a wood burner on the first floor. Due to the arrangement of the wood burner flu, the crew initially attacked the fire from the roof with a hose reel jet. The crew then removed the woodburner to confirm the fire was out.

The occupier of the property had been burning unseasoned Pine which is a particulary resinous wood. Where possible it is best to avoid burning resinous wood  particularly when it has been recently felled. The occupier was also unsure when the chimney had been last swept, a chimney should be swept at least once every year. I have included some photos.

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