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Faulty fireplace ignites larger fire in Hamilton home

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) -

Hamilton fire crews responded to a fire early Tuesday morning on Heaton Street.

The first fire officer on scene reported fire showing on an outside wall. A large 6' x 8' hole was cut in the wall directly behind the fireplace and the fire was extinguished.

The home owner had started a fire in the fireplace the night before. A single course of bricks in the back of the fire box was not sound enough to keep the heat from transferring through them to structural components of the home.

Fire crews remind residents to their fire places checked by a qualified chimney sweep before starting any wood burning fires in them.

No injuries were reported.

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