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Fire crews tackle chimney fires
2:34pm Monday 11th March 2013 in News
FIRE crews have dealt with two chimney blazes in the Romsey and Stockbridge areas.
Romsey firefighters spent nearly two hours putting out a chimney fire at a property in Sherfield English on Friday evening.
Two crews tackled the blaze at the house in Salisbury Road.
A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Spokesperson said that a wood burner had been lit and the chimney breast became very hot and crews dealt with a fire in the hearth and chimney.
No damage was reported.
And a Stockbridge crew extinguished a blaze in a chimney at New Cottages in Longstock on Sunday evening. Firefighters used water, rods and brushes to put it out.
Fire officials are now warning householders to sweep chimneys in a bid to prevent this happening to them.