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Fire Dept. Responds to Chimney Fire (and reminds residents to keep chimneys clean)

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SANTA BARBARA, CA – 2/9/2010 – Santa Barbara City Fire department responds to a chimney fire at 12:56pm on 2/9/10 

The Santa Barbara City Fire Department responded to a report of a chimney fire at 1060 Tremonto Road this afternoon. The City Fire Department responded with three engines, a ladder truck, and a battalion chief. An abnormal amount of smoke was seen coming from the chimney upon firefighter arrival. Firefighters extinguished the fire and contained any damage to the inside of the chimney. There was no interior damage to the house and there were no reported injuries. 

The City of Santa Barbara Fire Department would like to remind everyone to have their chimneys properly serviced annually. Over time products of combustion can build up inside the chimney that could eventually lead to a chimney fire.

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