Crews tackle spate of chimney fires in West Suffolk

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Fire crews had to remove a woodburner from a house in Stowmarket this morning after a chimney fire - the fifth in the last two days.

A crew was called to Haughley Green in Haughley at 10.25am to reports of an incident.

Having removed the woodburner from the living room, the crew used chimney rods and hose reels to extinguish the fire.

The blaze was under control by 11.30am.

The call followed a busy day for West Suffolk fire crews yesterday, with four calls to chimney fires.

At 4.30pm an appliance from Thetford was sent to a blaze in Elveden.

Crews were on scene at 4.45pm and used chimney equipment to extinguish the fire by 5.15pm.

At 5pm, a crew from Ixworth was called to Hepworth Road in Barningham.

They used chimney gear to fight the fire, which was extinguished by 6pm.

The multistar from Bury was sent out at 6.45pm to a chimney fire at a property off of Westley Lane in Horringer.

They found a small fire in the wood burner flue. Small gear and chimney gear was used to extinguish the blaze and by 7.30pm the incident was under control.

Finally, a crew from Bury St Edmunds station were alerted to a chimney fire on York Close in Bury.

The crew arrived to find the chimney well alight and used small gear to extinguish the fire which was out by 9.30pm.