On Thursday (January 6), two crews from Peterborough were called out to a fire at a house on Main Street, Ailsworth.
The blaze began inside the chimney of the house and firefighters had to use chimney rods and buckets to extinguish it.
A fire service spokesperson said: ““Please ensure that you get your chimney swept and brick work inspected at least once a year, preferably before lighting it when the cold weather arrives. The build-up of debris can lead to a fire spreading from the chimney flue to the rest of a house. Getting your chimney swept regularly will help to prevent a chimney fire and keep your home safe.”
“Firefighters used chimney rods and buckets to extinguish the fire.
“The cause of the fire was accidental.
“Crews returned to their stations by 5.30pm.”