Framingham Extinguishes Chimney Fire; Chief Offers 3 Tips To Avoid Chimney Fires

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Updated at 8:53 a.m. on November 23

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FRAMINGHAM – Firefighters extinguished a chimney fire Monday, November 22 at 12 Mayo Street in Framingham

Framingham Fire received a 9-1-1 call for “flames coming out of a chimney” on Mayo Street, just after 5 p.m., said Framingham Fire Chief Michael Dutcher.

Engine 2, Engine 7, Tower 1, Rescue 1, Car 2 responded.

“On arrival companies determined occupants were safely out of the house” and “quickly knocked the fire down and made the home safe for occupants to return,” said Chief Dutcher.

There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters, said the Framingham Fire Chief.

Estimated damages to the home was $5,000, said Chief Dutcher.

“As we approach the winter season, this is a good time to remind people of good fireplace safety tips,” said Chief Dutcher.

He suggested the following 3 tips

  • Minimize creosote buildup on chimney walls or liners by using clean, seasoned firewood
  • Schedule an annual inspection and cleaning
  • Install a chimney cap to prevent leaves and animal nests (and weather-rain/snow)

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