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A fire in a chimney flue is usually because of residue or build up of tar, soot or grease.

In the event the chimney is on fire, contact the emergency services

Regular cleaning of the chimney will help prevent fires. Clean fuel will also help and burning hot fires tends to use up the fuel and produce less residue, particularly if the flue gets hot enough to allow the exhaust to exit the flue before cooling and condensing in the flue.

Clearys Loss Assessors have dealt with all types of fire damage claims. We can help you compile, submit and negotiate your claim to a satisfactory settlement. Our aim is to minimise your stress, time lines and maximise your entitlement under your policy.


In the event of Chimney Fire:

  • Get your family to safety, arrange for safe, clean alternative accommodation, if necessary.
  • Preserve the scene. Do not touch anything.
  • photograph any evidence carefully.
  • Do not carry out repairs without instruction, you may prejudice the scene.
  • Contact Clearys Loss Assessors to get professional advice before you claim.

Contact us for help.

Case Study:

A chimney fire is a frightening occurrence and can be potentially dangerous to your property Our client contacted us to say that she noticed a crack on the chimney breast internally and a crack on the chimney stack. Our Assessor visited the property to inspect the damage. It was apparent that some form of damage was caused to the chimney and she arranged for a CCTV survey to be carried out to examine the flue.
The survey confirmed damage to the flue as a result of a chimney fire. Clearys Loss Assessors reported the claim to Insurers on our clients behalf and met with the Loss adjuster to agree scope of works required to remedy the damage. Claim details and reports were forwarded to the Loss Adjuster and claim was successfully negotiated to cover repairs to the chimney and flue and also for redecoration of affected rooms internally