Lincs Fire & Rescue in chimney fire warning

Fire Engines on a call out.
Fire Engines on a call out.

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue has urged the public to ensure their chimneys are swept regularly.

The emergency service made the plea after being called out to two incidents yesterday (Saturday).

“Both [fires were] caused by a build up of soot within the chimney breast,” said a spokesperson. “This could be avoided by ensuring your chimney is swept regularly, so you can keep warm and safe.”

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