Honiton fire crew called to Smeatharpe chimney fire

Firefighters from Honiton have tackled a fire in a chimney flue this afternoon.

The blaze at Smeatharpe was reported to the emergency services at 1.26pm.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said it sent one fire engine from Honiton.

A spokesperson said: “Crews extinguished the fire using chimney gear as well as a thermal image camera to monitor for hot spots.

“The crews left the property in the hands of the occupants and provided the necessary safety advice.”

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