Fire Service: 112
All persons should
ensure that emergency
procedures and notices
are amended to include
9-5 Monday-Fri excluding Bank Holidays
Kilkenny Fire Rescue Service Fire Station Headquarters
Tel: 056 7794400
Fax: 056 7794425
Chimney fires occur when deposits of soot which have accumulated in a chimney are set alight by flames or sparks from an open fire. Most solid fuels produce some soot which will build up without regular cleaning.
We recommend that chimneys are cleaned at least twice a year, once at the beginning of the cold weather period and again in the new year. Do not rely on chemical cleaners, there is no substitute for a sweep's brush.
A chimney fire can cause damage to the flue and cracks through which sparks can travel and cause a fire elsewhere in the house.
If you have a chimney fire
Other tips for open fires:
If you require the service of the Local Authority for an emergency outside of normal business hours please note the following:
Persons requiring the Fire Service for an emergency should Dial 112 and no other number
For all water related queries 1850 278 278 (Irish Water)
For any other emergency the public are advised to ring 1890 252654