Chimney fire on Lighthouse Road

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier
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Digby firefighters extinguished a chimney fire on Lighthouse Road today, Wednesday, Jan 23.

The homeowner succeeded in controlling the fire by closing the air intake.

Firefighters climbed on the snowy roof, knocked off creosote form the sides of the chimney with a ball and chain and cooled the chimney with a special chimney nozzle that sprays water in several directions.

The temperature was about -12ºC with westerly winds of 28 knots giving a wind chill value of -25ºC.

Geographic location: Lighthouse Road

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