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Firefighters tackle Wigton chimney fire

[A]t 10:49am today, Tuesday 12 December firefighters from Wigton and Carlisle attended reports of a chimney fire on George Street, Wigton.

On arrival at the two storey semi-detached property firefighters found that the chimney fire was well alight and the building was heavily smoke logged.

A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews used an aerial platform, hose reel jets and extended ladders to tackle the fire from above.

“The fire has since been extinguished.”

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