Chimney fire spreads to bedroom

Earthcott Green Farm, Earthcott Green, Alveston

Chinmey fireFirefighters have tacked a blaze involving the chimney of a farm house, which spread to a bedroom.

On arrival firefighters found the occupants, a couple in their 70s, already outside and unharmed.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire using one high pressure hose reel and chimney rods.

It’s thought the fire started accidentally in the chimney and debris in a fireplace caught light spreading to the bedroom.

The fire caused damage to the bedroom and smoke damage to a number of other rooms in the house.

As there were no smoke alarms fitted in the property firefighters installed the devices.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people to ensure they have their chimneys swept regularly as a build up of debris can catch fire.

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.