Sweep plea amid spate of chimney fires in Cornwall
Residents are being urged to have their chimneys swept after fire crews in Cornwall attended more than 20 incidents in a month.
Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said it had dealt with 23 chimney fires across the county between December 2 and January 2.
Crews were called out to Looe, Hayle, Bude, Newquay, Falmouth and Saltash.
The service said that regular inspections and cleaning of chimney flues could help prevent fires.
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Mark Blatchford, from the service, said: "We are urging anyone who plans to light their fire to get their chimney swept first."