Firefighters were called to a house fire in Hudswell today.
Crews from Richmond and Colburn were called to a property where the occupier reported a fire in the wall cavity of the house at 2.07pm.
The crews identified that a fire had spread from the fire place to the wall cavity and ceiling joists.
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The crews dismantled the fire place to extinguish the fire using a hose reel jet.
It is believed that the flu of the chimney overheated and melted plastics around it spreading fire to the wall and ceiling joists.