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Chimney Fire
... A chimney fire is the combustion (burning) of residue deposits referred to as creosote, on the inner surfaces of chimney tiles, flue liners, stove pipes, etc ... Due to the concentrated level of volatile material now present, these fires tend to burn very hot ... Causes of the deposits which lead to chimney fires include using green/wet fuels, the operation of appliances with insufficient air intake, and low operating temperatures for ...
Crime In Detroit, Michigan - Reduction
... In recent years, fires on this three-night period have dropped even further ... In 2009, the Detroit Fire Department reported 119 fires over this period, of which 91 were classified as suspected arsons ...
Backburner - History
... Pre-agricultural societies used fire to regulate both plant and animal life ... Fire history studies have documented periodic wildland fires ignited by indigenous peoples in North America and Australia ... Fires, both naturally caused and prescribed, were once part of natural landscapes in many areas ...
Santiago Canyon Fire Of 1889 - Size
... in the Service I have never seen a forest or brush fire to equal it." Since his career included the 1932 Matilija Fire, which was over 220,000 acres (~89,000 ha), we can infer it was much larger than ... One of the first reports of the fire was delivered by telegraph ... Mountain Fires! Fires Near Santa Ana ...
Confederate Army Of Manhattan
... night, November 25, beginning around 845pm, the group attempted to simultaneously start fires in 19 hotels, a theater, and P.T ... the city's firefighting resources by distributing the fires around the city ... Most of the fires either failed to start or were contained quickly ...

Famous quotes containing the word fires:

    Put in hours and hours of planning, figure everything down to the last detail, then what? Burglar alarms start going off all over the place for no sensible reason. A gun fires of its own accord and a man is shot. And a broken-down old house no good for anything but chasing kids has to trip over us. Blind accidents. What can you do against blind accidents?
    Ben Maddow (1909–1992)

    Looks like we got a trial ahead of us. But it’s not the first time. We’ve had to go it alone before, and we’ll have to go it alone again. We’re tough. We’ve had to be tough ever since Brother Brigham led our people across the plain. Well, they survived and I dang it, we’ll, well, we’ll survive too. Now put out your fires and get to your wagons.
    Frank S. Nugent (1908–1965)

    When a thought of Plato becomes a thought to me,—when a truth that fired the soul of Pindar fires mine, time is no more. When I feel that we two meet in a perception, that our two souls are tinged with the same hue, and do as it were run into one, why should I measure degrees of latitude, why should I count Egyptian years?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)