Fire crews race to chimney blaze

Fire crews have tackled a chimney blaze at a house in Simonstone
Fire crews have tackled a chimney blaze at a house in Simonstone

Firefighters were called to a chimney blaze at a house in Whins Lane, Simonstone yesterday (Wednesday).

The incident happened just after 5pm and crews from Padiham and Hyndburn gained access to the chimney using a ladder. They put the flames out using a hosereel jet and checked for remaining hot-spots with a thermal imaging camera.

There were no casualties.