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House fire in Ithaca-area serves as reminder to clean chimneys

Firefighters in Dryden say they were called to assist the Varna Fire Department with a structure fire on Saturday.

According to the Dryden Fire Department, the house fire started in the chimney.

“We can’t emphasize enough the importance of regular inspection and cleaning of chimneys,” the department wrote in a message on Facebook.

This is especially true during the cold months when they are frequently used.

Check out photos from the call below.