Alarm raised at Fareham home after chimney catches fire

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FIREFIGHTERS were called out after a chimney caught fire.

Residents who were having a party at a house in Gordon Road, Fareham, called 999 after they saw smoke coming down into the fireplace.

Fareham crews turned up shortly after 2.15am on Saturday and used a hose attached to rods to clean out the chimney and cool it down.

Fareham fire station are urging people to get their chimneys cleaned out if they haven’t done so already as a build up of residue increases the likelihood of a fire.