Firefighters are in attendance on a farm lane on the outskirts of Whitwell this evening (Saturday).
A chimney fire is reported to have developed at a property on Week Lane, off Whitwell Road.
1 appliance from Shanklin was mobilised to the address at just before 20:20 with the crew proceeding under foggy conditions.
The retained firefighters remain in attendance as of 21:20. The situation is understood to be under control.
It was just 5 days ago that Shanklin’s pump was called to another chimney fire in Whitwell.
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/.