Chimney fire is caused due to improper way of cleaning the chimney place. So the article tells you certain tips regarding it which you must follow. However, before cleaning it, you much take preventions and the necessary items like breathing mask, old clothes, chimney brush, measuring tape, flashlight, small mirror, sweeping brush, goggles etc. First of all be sure that the fire has burned off long ago and then with measuring tape note the inner diameter of the chimney. Brushes with stiff bristles are apt for cleaning purposes.
With the help of tape attach a cloth on the opening of the chimney. This will act as a precaution to prevent any ash or fire from the opening. Attach few rods with chimney and then get ready to clean it. Clean the chimney properly from top to bottom with the brushes. Check the mortar and if it is damaged then repair it. Use the flashing light and properly look into everything. Repair if there is any crack. But always wear old clothes while cleaning and goggles to also protect the eyes.