Advice issued after chimney fires in Peterborough and Whittlesey

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The region’s fire service has issued advice after two chimney fires on the same day.

Yesterday (Sunday, December 17) a crew from Dogsthorpe was called at 10.15am to Glinton Road, Helpston.

Then at 5.57pm, a crew from Whittlesey attended St Mary’s Street in Whittlesey.

Both fires were caused accidentally.

A fire service spokesman said: “Please ensure that you get your chimney swept and brick work inspected at least once a year. This will help to prevent a chimney fire.”