Firefighters tackle chimney fire

FIREFGHTERS were called out following reports of a chimney fire on New Pale Road, Frodsham, yesterday afternoon.

On arrival the crew discovered a small fire in a tiled chimney due to a blockage.
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to dampen the embers in the fire place.
The crew used chimney rods to remove the blockage and used a thermal imaging camera to check the temperature.
A 13.5m ladder was used to fight the fire from above with a hose reel jet.
The temperature of the chimney was checked again with a thermal imaging camera before leaving the scene after around six and a half hours.

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