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Warning Over Chimney Fires


7:43am 11th September 2013

With the nights getting colder, please check your chimneys before you light a fire at night.

That's the message from Dorset Fire and Rescue in this Chimney Fire Safety Week.

The dangers of lighting a fire without clearing blockages whether from birds nests or from residue built up are being highlighted, as well as checking a fire is completely out including any embers.

We're being told if we're burning wood we should have them swept as many as four times a year.

Last year DFRS attended 189 chimney fires..they say most of them were preventable.

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