Sweep your chimney, owners of thatched roof properties in Oxfordshire urged

Sweep your chimney, owners of thatched roof properties in Oxfordshire urged

Sweep your chimney, owners of thatched roof properties in Oxfordshire urged

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Fire chiefs are urging Oxfordshire residents with thatched roofs to get their chimneys swept and checked to reduce the risk of a blaze.

More than 90 per cent of thatched roof fires start because of a faulty chimney or one that has not been swept recently.

The fire service’s home and community safety manager Stuart Garner said: “I would like to encourage anyone who has a thatched property to get their chimney swept and inspected on a regular basis.

“Without proper maintenance a chimney can become dangerous and a potential source of a far more serious fire.”

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6:00pm Sat 26 Apr 14

rowdy says...

More important to get the chimney lined as a neighbour recently found to her cost........!!!!!
More important to get the chimney lined as a neighbour recently found to her cost........!!!!! rowdy
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