In the last three years Cumbria Fire & Rescue has been called out to almost 400 chimney fires.
‘Enjoy the fire you want, not the one you don’t’ - is the message that's come from Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) during Chimney Fire Safety Week.
CFRS is now urging homeowners to get their chimneys swept by an approved sweep.
This can prevent chimney damage and, in worst cases, household fires.
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: