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Sweep your chimney, owners of thatched roof properties in Oxfordshire urged
5:40pm Saturday 26th April 2014 in News
Fire chiefs are urging Oxfordshire residents with thatched roofs to get their chimneys swept and checked to reduce the risk of a blaze.
More than 90 per cent of thatched roof fires start because of a faulty chimney or one that has not been swept recently.
The fire service’s home and community safety manager Stuart Garner said: “I would like to encourage anyone who has a thatched property to get their chimney swept and inspected on a regular basis.
“Without proper maintenance a chimney can become dangerous and a potential source of a far more serious fire.”
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