Report of a chimney fire at a home at 35 North Deer Hill Court. Residents say the top of the chimney is putting out flames that may be igniting the roof.
Arriving fire units seem to have the situation in hand. Other responding engines are told to return to quarters.
Firefighters recommend sweeping chimneys at least every other year, if not every year, depending on the wood you burn. The greener the wood the more often. Buying cheap green wood can come back to bite you with an expensive repair due to fire damage in your chimney if not in your attic if the fire escapes from the chimney due to hot spot build ups in the chimney. Good, long seasoned wood is your best bet. It costs a little more but it won’t burn down your house if you follow standard recommendations on chimney cleaning.