The summer tourist crowds are gone ushering in the peace and tranquility of the fall & winter seasons.
That peace and tranquility can be interrupted by a chimney fire if you have a wood burning stove or fireplace.
Chimney fires, especially in older homes with old brick and mortar chimneys or newer homes with flu pipes through a roof or attic and roof can seem small or you may think you can handle it but sometimes a small crack in brick and mortar or a small separation in the flu pipe in an attic or where it passes through the roof can lead to disaster – sometimes hours after you think the chimney fire is out.
If you have a chimney fire – call 911 and report a chimney fire – Garden City Fire District (GCFD) will dispatch our firefighters to extinguish the fire and evaluate the situation for a possible attic or roof fire. We would rather respond to a chimney fire than to a structure fire hours later.