Every year Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service attend hundreds of chimney fires. You can help us reduce this amount by reading the following safety advice to help you reduce the risk of your chimney catching fire.
Be aware Carbon monoxide (CO) gas
can kill. Heating and cooking appliances fuelled by coal, smokeless
fuels, wood, oil and gas can cause CO poisoning if they are poorly
installed, incorrectly used or if they are not properly and regularly
maintained. Early symptoms of CO poisoning include: tiredness,
drowsiness, dizziness, chest pains, nausea and flu like symptoms.
You can reduce the risk of CO poisoning by: