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Bethel’s Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company Responded to a Chimney Fire; Warning That Build Up of Creosote Can Cause Home Fire

Report by Paula Antolini, December 18, 2020, 5:34PM EDT

Bethel & Stony Hill Volunteers responded to a chimney fire earlier this morning.

Members would like to take this opportunity to remind all who use their chimney to have it cleaned and inspected annually by a licensed chimney sweep. Built up creosote on the chimney liner can catch fire and even spread to the inside of your home.

Although a major crisis was averted this morning, it wouldn’t have taken much for there to be a much different outcome. Pictured above is a large amount of creosote that members removed from the interior of the homeowners chimney.

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