In the last 12 months, Crookwell Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters have rescued a cat, a magpie, and a duck.
On Friday, crews rescued a single duck trapped in a chimney.
"He was uninjured," Captain Glenn Bonomini. "It was a nice feel-good job."
Firefighting crews were alerted to the incident by local police.
Animal rescue is a part of the job, Captain Bonomini said. "It doesn't matter if it isn't domestic. In my time, we've saved possums and more cats."
Rescue crews removed the skeletons of four animals as well as rescuing the live animal from an unlit fireplace at a Crookwell home.
"We think the duck went down to check on its mate, and once it gets into something like that it can't get away, it can't get a run off to fly away."
Firefighters climbed on top of the roof to see down the chimney to locate the animal, Captain Bonomini said.
"We removed the solid fuel heater from the bricked-up fireplace, took the flue out which gave us enough room to get the duck out," he said.
"The live duck was removed last."
Crews meshed the top of the chimney so an incident would not reoccur.
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