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Woodburner Fire

The plea follows a call-out to a chimney fire involving a woodburning stove at a property in Bowens Heath in Leysters at around 12.30pm on Saturday 27 August.

One fire engine from Tenbury Wells attended and crews used chimney rods and a hose reel to ensure the fire was fully extinguished.

Sharon Jones from the Community Safety department at H&WFRS said: "While this particular chimney fire was under control very rapidly, chimney fires have the potential to be very serious, and can cause extensive damage or serious injury.

"However most chimney fires can be prevented simply by having chimneys swept on a regular basis and we hope that by highlighting this incident, we can encourage people to book an appointment to have their own chimney swept in readiness for the colder weather."