Deep seated chimney fire

Thanks to their working smoke alarms an elderly couple were alerted to a fire in their home in Sible Hedingham last night.

When firefighters arrived at the property they reported that there was a deep seated fire in the chimney breast. The fire had completely burnt through and destroyed a 400 year old beam and had broken through the plaster.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and thoroughly checked the whole chimney and surrounding area to ensure there wasn't any fire spread or hot spots.

Incident number
Attending station
Alderford Street, Sible Hedingham
5.36pm - 26 January 2023