Crews attend chimney fire
Firefighters remain at the scene of an address in Burton-on-Trent following reports of a chimney fire.
Crews from Burton and Lichfield attended an address off Shobnall Road at 9.15am on Monday (12 December).
On arrival, crews located a chimney fire behind a gas fire at the property.
Three pumps, two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet were used to extinguish the fire.
Chimney roads were also used.
All persons were accounted for and no one was injured.
We remain at the scene.
Jordan Money, Station Manager at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Our crews commit numerous resources to chimney fires across the region each year.
“Residents can better ensure their chimneys are safe by having regular inspections, cleaning them quarterly when using dry wood and ensuring fire guards are used at all times.
“You can better protect yourself and others by ensuring wood is completely dried before use and stored away from naked flames. Chimneys can become blocked if poor quality fuel is used – leading to a build-up of carbon monoxide.
“Also, remember to get your gas appliances regularly checked. Regular maintenance can prevent gas leaks and stop carbon monoxide being released."
For more information on chimney fire safety, visit: Chimney fire safety (staffordshirefire.gov.uk)