Double chimney fire callout this weekend

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Fire engine - Credit: Archant

Fire crews attended two separate incidents within half an hour on Sunday evening.

FIRE crews received two callouts to chimney fires within half an hour on Sunday evening.

The first call, to Newlands Cottages in Landkey, came in at around 7.50pm.

A fire crew from Barnstaple found a fire involving a chimney breast and extinguished it using chimney gear.

At 8.20pm, a crew from Torrington attended a separate incident at Yarnscombe.

A chimney fire involving an open fire was extinguished using chimney gear and a thermal image camera to check for hot spots.

Both fires are believed to have been started accidentally.

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