In the last two weeks 10 homes in the region have been badly damaged by chimney fires. The devastation they cause can leave families without a home - and properties beyond repair.
Every year 30,000 properties are damaged by fires that start in chimneys. So, this winter, Hampshire Fire and Rescue service is offering advice to people living in high risk properties.
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