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Chimney fires 'on the rise'

Chimney fires are an increasing problem, new figures have revealed, with one fire service blaming a rise in the popularity of log burners and open fires.

Nationally, rates of every type of fire are falling - apart from chimney fires, where there's been a 5% rise.

In Shropshire, there has been at least one a day for 22 days.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue said it was down to either incorrect installation or burning unseasoned wood.

  • 25 Jan 2016