GFD Reminds Residents to Have Chimneys Cleaned and Inspected--Regularly
Groton Fire Department posted this December 1 photo taken at approximately 8:45 pm of Shirley Fire Department responding to a chimney fire at a residence on Groton Road. On arrival they confirmed that there was an active chimney fire most likely caused by an excessive buildup of creosote in the chimney. The fire was quickly extinguished and there was no damage to the residence or occupants.
With winter heating season in full swing, Groton Fire reminds residents to have their chimneys swept and inspected by a qualified Chimney Sweep at least annually.