Thermal imaging camera spots chimney fire at Huntingdonshire thatched cottage

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Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to detect a small chimney fire affecting a thatched cottage.

Fire crews from Huntingdon, St Ives and Peterborough were sent to School Lane in Kings Ripton at 7.05pm on Friday after a fire started in a chimney stack.

When the firefighters arrived the homeowner thought the fire was extinguished, but the crews used a thermal imaging camera and found a small fire within the chimney.

They stripped back some of the thatch and used chimney rods to extinguish the fire by 8.10pm.