Chimney Fire In Friston

Tuesday 29th November 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Fire Engine

A chimney fire in Friston’s prompting fire fighters to issue a warning.

Crews from Eastbourne were called to The Ridgeway at 7.25pm last night (28 November), where they used a chimney kit to put out the fire.

Chimney Safety Advice

  • Make sure your chimney is swept regularly
  • Chimneys should be swept according to the type of fuel used:
  • Smokeless fuels - at least once a year   
  • Bitumous coal - at least twice a year  
  • Wood - quarterly when in use 
  • Oil - once a year
  • Gas - once a year (Any work on gas appliances requires a Gas Safe registered installer/engineer)
  • Keep chimneys and flues clean and well maintained
  • Be careful when using open fires to keep warm.
  • Make sure you always use a fire guard to protect against flying sparks from hot embers
  • Ensure the fire is extinguished before going to bed or leaving the house
  • Ensure good quality fuel is used
  • Never interrupt the air supply by blocking air vents or air bricks
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