Crews tackle chimney fire

Hillcroft Close, Worlebury, Weston-super-Mare

Chimney fire safetyFirefighters are urging homeowners with chimneys to make sure they are swept regularly.

The warning comes after a fire at a property in Worlebury where crews used chimney rods and water to extinguish the flames.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people about the importance of having a chimney swept regularly.

Chimneys using smokeless fuels, oil, gas and bituminous coal should be swept once a year and those burning wood should be swept every three months when in use as a build up of soot and debris can catch fire.