Has your chimney been swept? Crews extinguish chimney fire

Firefighters have extinguished a chimney fire in Canewdon.

Our Control team were called yesterday (Tuesday 24 January) at 10.43pm to reports of a fire in Creeksea Ferry Road.

A crew from Rochford attended and used thermal imaging cameras to inspect the chimney. They then used rods, a hose and a stirrup pump to clear a build-up of soot and put out a small fire.

It was fully extinguished by 1.35am.

Crew Manager Shaun May said: “If you have an open fire or log burner, we recommend you have your chimney swept at least once a year - or more regularly if you burn wood.”

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Attending station
Creeksea Ferry Road, Canewdon
10.43pm - 24 January 2023