Lincs Fire & Rescue has issued a warning to residents to make sure chimneys are swept and ready for safe use after being called to two incidents last night.
A crew from Long Sutton attended a chimney Fire at a house on Nenelands, Sutton Bridge, at 9.53pm. Firefighters say the fire was caused by poor maintenance.
At 9.50pm, a crew from Billinghay was mobilised due to reports of a possible chimney fire. This was ash and embers being drawn up from a wood burner due to heavy winds.
A tweet from Lincs Fire & Rescue said: “As the cold nights draw in, make sure your chimney is swept and ready for safe use! #sweepdontweep http://bit.ly/LFRchimney “