Firefighters called to Newsham chimney fire

Firefighters were called to a chimney fire at a house in Newsham yesterday.

Appliances from Richmond and Colburn were called to the incident at about 6.30pm on Sunday evening.

Crews extinguished the fire using a chimney kit, 13.5-metre ladders, working at height gear and a hose reel.

The cause of the fire is believed to be an accumulation of soot/debris in the chimney.