Firefighters from Exeter and Exmouth were called to a house in Woodbury this evening when a wood-burning stove sparked a chimney blaze.
A resident in the Globe Hill property raised the alarm at around 6.45pm.
An appliance from Middlemoor was called to the scene and subsequently called for help from a crew in Exmouth.
Firefighters tackled the blaze from the roof and removed the log burner. They were at the scene for more than an hour.
Crews used one hose-reel jet, a triple extension ladder, roof ladder, safety at heights equipment and a thermal imaging camera…
A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “One fire appliance from Middlemoor attended a property in Woodbury after a call from the occupant stating the log burner had started a chimney fire.
“On arrival, the crews confirmed there was a fire involving the wood-burning stove and got to work with chimney gear and a carbon monoxide monitor.
“At 7.14pm Middlemoor requested a second pump which came from Exmouth.
“Crews continued fighting the fire from the roof using chimney rods and the wood-burner was removed.
“Crews used one hose-reel jet, a triple extension ladder, roof ladder, safety at heights equipment and a thermal imaging camera.
“At 7.53pm fire crews were happy the fire was out and left the scene after making up equipment.”
A spokesperson for Exmouth Fire Station added tonight: “Now is the time to get your chimney swept if you haven’t already.
“Crews have just returned from assisting our colleagues from Middlemoor Fire Station.
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