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12:43 PM

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26/01/2022

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Marsworth

12:43 PM, Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Fire in ceiling void

Lower Icknield Way, Marsworth

One appliance and crew from Aylesbury and one from Amersham attended.

The fire was located in the ground floor ceiling void of a two-storey house.

The firefighters used:

  • Two thermal imaging cameras
  • One water backpack
  • Small gear to cut away charred wood

They isolated the water and electricity supply to the house.

Heat from the chimney flue of a wood burning stove had caused insulation foam surrounding it within the ceiling void to smoulder, and causing charring to installation joists and floorboards. A water pipe had also fractured.

The water leak and a small of burning had alerted the occupant and resulted in early detection.

If you have a wood burning stove, please check out our recent news item which highlights things to look out for to help ensure safe installation and maintenance of log burners, stoves and kitchen ranges.