Chimney fire out of hand in Ripley

A daring rooftop operation was required to put out a fire at a Ripley home last night.

A Chimney fire got out of hand fire at a semi-detached property on Pear Tree Avenue at 9pm.

It took a Ripley fire crew nearly two hours to calm the flames.

Crew members were forced to use ladders and a cherry picker to spray water on the chimney from above after an attempt to pump water into the chimney from below had little effect.