Some Causes of Fire.

Issue 16 and Volume 1893 14.

Some Causes of Fire. First and foremost among fire details to be considered in any large city is the cause. It is a wornout saying that abolish the cause and the effect is nothing, and in fire matters this is especially applicable. Sometimes in controversies after a fire, a definite knowledge of the cause throws hundreds of dollars one way or the other. If a fire gets well under way, unless oil has been used in incendiarism, the cause is gone, but oil is a detective. It is sure in its exposure even after a fire has done considerable damage and apparently burned up everything. Five or six years ago, about two o’clock in the morning, an officer in Manchester, N. H., saw a flaming light flash up in a millinery store. By the time he got to the place the flames were skipping here and there about the store,…

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