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Storm Ciara battered the area yesterday leaving behind a trail of damage. There were several trees down on local roads, powercuts affected parts of the town and there were several areas of flooding.

calne fire church streetAfter a busy day dealing with several storm incidents, including downed power lines and a trampoline which had taken flight and ended up on a garage roof, Calne Fire crews were called out to Church Street in town following reports of a collapsed chimney stack. 

The road had to be closed for several hours while crews worked on the chimneys at the old Conservative club which is now residential flats to the upper floors. 

A spokesperson for Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service said: "At 3.20pm yesterday (9th Feb) fire control received a call about a dangerous structure in Church Street, Calne.

"Initially one of our officers was dispatched to this incident to assess. When he arrived, the officer found one chimney stack had collapsed and left debris all across the road. The officer requested the crew from Calne to assist. Firefighters were able to clear some of debris but requested the aerial ladder platform from Swindon to assist with safely removing the remaining chimney stack.

"The crew from Swindon attended at approx. 6.50pm last night and were able to get to work removing the stack. Wiltshire Police closed the road to allow our crews to work safely. The stop message was received at 8.51pm."