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Chimney fire damages roof of home north of Kendall

KENDALL — What started as a chimney fire led to $10,000 to $20,000 in damage to a mobile home's roof Tuesday afternoon, April 1, in the Paradise area.

Flames spread to the roof of the home around 1:45 p.m. in the 6300 block of Blackfoot Place, said Fire District 14 Chief Jerry DeBruin.

Here's the news feed as it happened from @bhamcrime.

All of the cats and dogs made it outside OK.

Deputies were called to keep the peace because the residents, a husband and wife, weren't happy that firefighters had to cut into the roof to put extinguish lingering flames and heat, DeBruin said.

After repairs the home should be livable.

Firefighters found a lot of buildup in the chimney. If you have a home with a wood furnace, DeBruin said, it's a good idea to clean out the creososte starting in the fall, especially if you're using damp firewood.

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