Fire in a chimney at a bungalow in Wicken

A teenager has been charged with arson after fires in Welwyn Garden City

A teenager has been charged with arson after fires in Welwyn Garden City - Credit: Archant

Firefighters from Ely were called to a chimney fire in North Street, Wicken.

Crew discovered the fire at about 4pm on Monday (December 9) in a bungalow and used ladders and working at height equipment to access the fire and extinguish it.

Crews returned to their stations by 5.10pm.

The cause of the fire was accidental.

A fire service spokesman said: “Please ensure that you get your chimney swept and the brickwork inspected at least once a year. This will help to prevent a chimney fire.”


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