Firefighters from Kibworth were called out to deal with a chimney fire in Fleckney yesterday (Sunday).
The crew attended Edward Road in the village at 6.18pm where they used specialist chimney equipment to put out the flames, according to the Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service daily report log.
Meanwhile, firefighters in Harborough were called out on Saturday to deal with one of the great cliches for small towns and villages - a cat being stuck up a tree.
The crew from Harborough attended Welland Park at about 8.45am after a kitten was reportedly stuck in a tree.
However, when they arrived the moggy just moved further up the tree and was then left in the hands of the RSPCA.
In July last year, the London Fire Brigade urged people not to dial 999 if their cat got stuck up a tree after being inundated with calls about distressed pets.
Over the last six years crews in the capital had experienced a 60 per cent rise in such cases meaning on average they were attending trapped animal incidents once every 14 hours.
They said the first port of call should always be the RSPCA, not the emergency services.
Story by Alex Blackwell
Follow Alex on Twitter, @BlackwellHarb.