Warning after chimney fire breaks out in Great Gransden

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Firefighters have urged homeowners to ensure their chimneys are regularly swept after a fire broke out in Great Gransden.

Fire crews from Gamlingay was called to a chimney fire in Waresley Road, shortly after 6pm, last night (Monday).

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “A chimney fire had broken out and the crew used chimney rodding, ladders, working at height equipment and a hose reel to put it out.”

Firefighters returned to their station by 8.20pm. An investigation revealed that the cause of the fire was accidental.

The spokesman added: “Please ensure you keep your chimney swept regularly and brickwork inspected at least once a year to help prevent a chimney fire.”