Fire and rescue warn people to clean their chimneys
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service are calling on people to get their chimneys swept.
Open fires may be a warm and welcome addition to the home but they do carry risks. Last month there were 15 chimney fires in Wiltshire and 17 in Dorset, many of which could have been avoided.
As well as getting chimneys swept, local people are encouraged to fit smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes.