What to do if I have a chimney fire?   

  1. If a chimney fire occurs, close the draft control on the appliance completely to quench the supply of oxygen. Get out of the house, call the fire brigade immediately. Make sure the chimney is swept and inspected afterwards.
  2. a) Get everyone out of the house, including yourself.
    b) Call the fire brigade.
    c) If you can do so without risk to yourself, these additional steps may help save your home.

Remember, that homes are replaceable, but lives are not.

Put out the fire in the appliance with a fire extinguisher.

Close the glass doors on the fireplace or close the air inlets on the wood stove or furnace.

Use a garden hose to spray down the roof (not the chimney).