Chimney Fires

GFRS attend around 300 chimney fires per year some of these result in serious damage to the property.

If you have a chimney in your home make sure it is clean and safe for use. Poorly maintained chimneys, hearths and fireplaces can increase the risk of fire breaking out in your home.

Chimney fires are usually started when high temperatures or flames from a very hot fire extend into the appliance outlet or flue and the ignition of the combustible deposits within, occurs.

But there are steps you can take to keep your home safe:

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