Fire crew called to Ottery chimney fire and other news

The fire service was called to a chimney fire on Saturday, September 29, in Yonder Street which took more than three hours to put out. Read this and more.

CHIMNEY FIRE: The fire service was called to a chimney fire on Saturday, September 29, in Yonder Street which took more than three hours to put out.

A spokesman said one appliance from Ottery responded to the incident in a residential property around 10.45pm, where the crew confirmed a chimney fire involving a slate roof and Rayburn range was under way.

He said the firemen eventually extinguished the blaze at 2am, having used specialist chimney gear and small tools.

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