crew called to tackle chimney blaze at West Huntspill home
from Burnham-On-Sea were called to tackle a chimney blaze at a
home in West Huntspill last night (Sunday, December 29th).
owners of the property in Old Pawlett Road contacted the fire
service at 8.20pm amid concern.
fire appliance from Burnham attended and firefighters extinguished
the blaze using specialist chimney equipment.
are urging homeowners across the Burnham-On-Sea area to check
spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "With the colder weather,
open fires are being lit and the fire service encourages residents
to check their chimney is clean, safe and swept."
fires can cause serious structural damage to a home, with the
risks being even greater if the property has a thatched roof.
The damage is not only from the fire but also the dirt and smell
left from the soot and smoke, which would affect your personal
"Chimneys need to be dirt free to allow the free passage
of dangerous combustion gasses, so regular cleaning will remove
soot and creosote, and help prevent dangerous chimney fires."