FIREFIGHTERS spent twenty minutes tackling a chimney fire near Stow.

A crew from the town went to Broadwell at 7.50pm yesterday after a call from a property.

They made sure the fire was extinguished and no hot spots remained before leaving the scene.

Due to increased popularity of solid fuel heating, Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service attends a significant number of chimney fires every year.

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