Record number of chimney fires
Wexford Fire Service has reissued its safety appeal following a record number of chimney fires in the past seven days.
The service were called to seven chimney fires in the Wexford area between Tuesday January 19 and Monday January 25. According to Ray Murphy, they have never seen as many chimney fires within a week.
The fire service are asking people not to overload their fire with fuel and to have their chimney cleaned at regular intervals. Homeowners are also advised to use a mesh spark guard on open fires.