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Chimney Fire Safety

Would you know if you had a chimney fire?

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service have produced a leaflet for the safe use of chimneys, open fires and stoves.

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During 2016/17 Cornwall firefighters tackled 155 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable, by having them swept regularly it will help prevent fires within chimneys.  Most chimney fires are preventable and regular inspection and cleaning of chimney flues will help prevent fires within chimneys.

The leaflet provides guidance on:

  • Would you know if you had a chimney fire?
  • Preventing a chimney fire
  • What to do if you have a chimney fire
  • After a chimney fire
  • Open fires and stoves
  • Carbon Monoxide poisoning

Download our Chimney Fire Safety leaflet

For more information please see our chimney fires web page.