Chulmleigh chimney fires

FIREFIGHTERS from Chulmleigh and Witheridge were called to reports of a chimney fire in a property in Fore Street, Chulmleigh, on Monday afternoon. An hydraulic platform unit from Barnstaple was also mobilised. The fire involved a woodburner and a shared

FIREFIGHTERS from Chulmleigh and Witheridge were called to reports of a chimney fire in a property in Fore Street, Chulmleigh, on Monday afternoon.

An hydraulic platform unit from Barnstaple was also mobilised.

The fire involved a woodburner and a shared chimney breast and the loft space of the property was heavily smoke logged.

Thermal imaging cameras were used to locate hotspots in the chimney and multiple chimneys were found to be affected by one fire, with access needed to difficult brickwork and boarded up fire places. The fire also spread into the chimney of an adjoining property.


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The incident started shortly before 1pm and firefighters were at the scene throughout the afternoon.

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