Chim­ney fires email alert

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Unsolved Murders -

Fire­fight­ers tack­led 1,340 chim­ney fires be­tween 2010 and 2014, in­clud­ing 193 in Ash­ford.

Now, Kent Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice (KFRS) is launch­ing a new free, email alert sys­tem to help keep peo­ple and their homes and busi­nesses safe from chim­ney fires.

Head of com­mu­nity safety for KFRS, Lee Rose said: “Chim­neys can turn into blaz­ing fur­naces when they catch fire, caus­ing thou­sands of pounds worth of dam­age and putting your home, fam­ily and busi­ness at risk.

“We’re launch­ing the clean sweep alert sys­tem – it’s safe and easy-to-use and you can sign up in sec­onds.”

The alert will send users a mes­sage re­mind­ing them to get their chim­ney cleaned and in­spected, mak­ing sure it is free from de­bris be­fore it is lit again.

Sign up at www.kent.fire-uk. org/news/cam­paigns/clean­sweep-alert/

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