Chimney fire!: So, had excitement tonight,my chimney... - NRAS


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Chimney fire!


So, had excitement tonight,my chimney caught fire. Fire brigade sorted it and am now cleared up the best I can, have sat down and my hands and feet are burning, fingers and wrists painful. Then put the oven on and forgot I had meringues cooling, smelt burnt sugar and couldn't think why until My brain started working again! I hope thats all tonight! One good thing is that burnt sugar is a slightly better smell than smoke!!!

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Good lord! That's way more exciting than your average slow Sunday! On a more serious note, thank goodness no one was harmed and your ok- in so far as not damaged by fire . I hope the Iain in your hands etc settles down soon.

Take care!


Zip1 in reply to Eiram50

Thank you!


Oh dear that was not a good night for you darling,but at least your safe and though your hurting your alive darling which i am sure we are all grateful

Oh dear! Very glad you're safe except for the painful hands etc. Best wishes 🤗😍


Oh nooo - I am so sorry - both for the chimney fire, but for the lovely meringues too.. I do love me some meringue =)... Hope you are feeing better now after all of the excitement

Zip1 in reply to Hidden

Couldn't think why the house still smelt of smoke, this morning, the chimey was still smouldering, out now I hope! Will try again with the meringues tomorrow! Thank you for all your thoughts.

Hello, I have been an expert on setting my chimney on fire, at least once in every house I have lived in, (six so far). I now have a large pack of table salt at hand, put a big double handful straight away. It turns to steam to help smother the fire, then call the fire-brigade.

Zip1 in reply to Tee-Cee

Thank you a great thing to know.I will always have salt at hand in future.

Brought back memories of real coal fires ,thanks for that

Glad there were no serious problems after your fire.

A good reminder that chimneys need regular sweeping. At least once a year and more often depending on how often and how long your fire is used.

Zip1 in reply to Scottishlad

Yes, I had it swept in October but will domit twice a year from now on!

Scottishlad in reply to Zip1

It depends on what you are burning. Softwood is bad for leaving deposits in the flue and every 3 months is the recommendation. Poorly seasoned wood burns cool and tars condense in the chimney.

Zip1 in reply to Scottishlad

Thank you.

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