Posted by: yelvertonfirestation | January 17, 2015

Fire call, 10th of January, Chimney fire, Yelverton

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At 13:59 on the 10th of January, Yelverton appliance was called to a chimney fire at Yelverton. On arrival the crew found a chimney well alight with a woodburner in the grate. The crew used a brush to flick water onto the fire in the wood burner to extinguish it and then used the rods and sprinkler head to extinguish the fire in the chimney. It was difficult to be 100% certain the fire was out so the crew revisited a few hours later to check the chimney with a thermal imaging camera.

If you have a chimney fire, use a dustpan brush to flick water onto the fire in the grate or wood burner to extinguish it. This limits the amount of water you can put on the fire and reduces the chances of you being scalded. Water expands 1000 fold when it turns to steam!! The staem that travells up the chimney will knock back the chimney fire until we arrive. Always call the fire service, contrary to popular belief we don’t charge!

To reduce the chances of a chimney fire. clean the chimney regularly and burn seasoned hard wood.



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