A chimney caught alight at a cottage in Rempstone near Corfe Castle and was extinguished by crews from Swanage Fire Station.
The incident happened on a cold and rainy afternoon on Friday 30th September 2022, after a wood burner was lit.
Removed the wood burner
The fire crews headed towards the fire at the old stone cottage at 3.55 pm. Swanage Fire Station reported:
“Both pumps were sent to a chimney fire at a property in Rempstone. The fire was extinguished by removing the wood burner and using a hose reel jet from the roof.”
Sweep the chimney before lighting your first fire this autumn
Debris, old soot and even birds’ nests can build up in a chimney over summer, and if it’s not properly swept, it can catch alight when a fire is lit in the hearth come autumn.
Swanage Fire Station added:
“With the change in the weather, many people will be lighting their fires for the first time. Please make sure they are swept and cleaned before doing so.”