Crews from Bohemia Road Community Fire Station in Hastings attended an address on Hollington Park Road.
A chimney was on fire.
They used the aerial ladder platform to help deal with the incident, as well as a hose reel.
There was a re-inspection at 00.30 this morning (23 January 2015) to ensure the fire had not re-ignited.
The fire was accidental.
How do I know when I have a chimney fire?
There are a number of warning signs to look out for:
- A loud roaring noise, which occurs as massive amounts of air are sucked through the fireplace opening and used to oxidize the combustible fuels within the system.
- Sparks and flames seen shooting from the chimney top, which can be firework like in appearance.
- A glowing or shimmering appliance outlet or connector.
- Vibrating appliance, outlet or connector.
- Flames visible through any tiny cracks in the outlet or connector.
- Smoke and odours noticeable in adjoining rooms or the loft space.
- The heating up of the chimney breast or flue pipe, in the same room as the appliance and also other rooms that the flue passes through.