Check and clean electrics and chimneys

With temperatures plummeting and heaters being turned on, Blayney Fire Brigade is urging all residents to take all precautions to help prevent fires in the home.

Check and clean: Blayney Fire Brigade captain Anthony Kearney is urging all residents to contact them regardless of how small the fires could be. Photo: Mark Logan.

Check and clean: Blayney Fire Brigade captain Anthony Kearney is urging all residents to contact them regardless of how small the fires could be. Photo: Mark Logan.

Captain Anthony Kearney said that during the cooler months both chimney fires and electrical fires increase due to people not cleaning out their flues, or overloading powerpoints.

“We get about eight calls out every month, and we certainly don’t care how big or small those fires are,” he said.

“It’s better to be safe than sorry.”

Fire and Rescue NSW are also asking residents to clean out the lint trap in their clothes driers and keep an eye on what’s cooking in the kitchen.

The open day at Blayney Fire Brigade is this Saturday May 19 from 10am to 12pm.

Cleaning out the lint trap in your clothes drier before using it will help prevent fires.

Cleaning out the lint trap in your clothes drier before using it will help prevent fires.

Clothes that come in contact with radiators can easily catch alight.

Clothes that come in contact with radiators can easily catch alight.