Fire in the wall

FIREFIGHTERS from Wirksworth were called to reports of a chimney fire – only to discover the blaze was actually inside the property’s wall.

On Sunday, November 25 at 7.30pm, crews were called to the address at Gatehouse Drive, Wirksworth, for the suspected chimney fire but immediately called for backup when they realised the blaze would not be as easy to contain as they first thought.

Firefighters from Matlock arrived shortly after and the fire was extinguished by 10pm.