Firefighters have used specialist equipment to tackle a small chimney fire in Totland this morning (Sunday).

1 appliance from Freshwater was mobilised to the incident at a terraced bungalow by fire control after they received a 999 call.

The crew used chimney rods and a stirrup pump to cool the chimney and thermal imaging cameras to check the walls and loft space for hot spots.

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Most chimney fires are preventable. Regular inspection and cleaning of chimney flues will help prevent fires within your chimney. For more information visit https://www.hantsfire.gov.uk/keeping-safe/loveyourhome/firehazards/chimney/.

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