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In case of a chimney fire

WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF A CHIMNEY FIRE OCCURING

  1. Dial 999 and ask for the fire brigade (there is no charge)
  2. If you have an open fire, carefully extinguish the fire by gently splashing water from a bowl onto the fire in the grate
  3. If you have a solid fuel appliance, close down the ventilation as much as possible
  4. Move furniture and rugs away from the fireplace remove any nearby ornaments
  5. Place a spark guard in front of the fire
  6. Feel the chimneybreast in other rooms through which the flue passes.If a wall is becoming hot move furniture away
  7. Ensure that access to the attic or roof space is available for the Fire Service, as they will want to thoroughly check this area for signs of possible fire spread

The Facts

  1. Devon and Somerset have more chimney fires than any other Counties in England and Wales. (Don't let Cornwall catch them up)
  2. Chimney fires Account for 40% of all accidentle fire in the home
  3. Chimney fires are easily preventable
  4. Chimney fires can spread to the rest of your property
  5. REMEMBER ALWAYS call the Fire Service if you have a chimney fire
  6. ENSURE your chimney is swept regularly
  7. IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY DONE SO, FIT A SMOKE ALARM- IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

 

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For more information about chimney and fireplace safety, contact Bullen's Chimney Cleaning Service's on 01726 69690 or email us using the Contact Us page.

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