“Up on the housetop, click, click, click, down through the chimney with good ole St. Nick.”  Just because Santa can climb down a chimney – doesn’t mean you can.  Scottsdale Fire Chief Jay Ducote says a 13-year-old boy who was locked out of his house tried to enter by climbing down the chimney.  The teen got stuck
 

midway and called for help.  Scottsdale fire called in additional units to help, – the Tempe Technical Rescue Team and the Phoenix Technical Rescue Team.  Fans were placed at the top of the chimney to provide air supply for the boy who was trapped for about an hour.   In the end, crews took apart the damper at the bottom of the chimney to rescue him.  The teen was not injured, just covered in soot.


Kris Dugan 

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