Hawes firefighters called to chimney fire

Firefighters were called a chimney on fire in a house in Sedbusk yesterday.

The Hawes crew was called at about 6.30pm to the incident in a farmhouse.

Crews arrived to find fire coming from both the tackled the chimney pot and the fire place.

They extinguished it using a hose reel, chimney rods, small tools, thermal imaging camera, roof ladder and working at height equipment.

The cause was believed to be due to an accumulation of soot.