The Wooden Shingle Conflagration Hazard

Issue 13 and Volume 70.

The Wooden Shingle Conflagration Hazard Every Building Roofed with This Covering Is a Fire Menace —Dangers from Chimney Sparks—Potent Cause of Conflagrations—Some Great Fires Spread by Wooden Shingle “THE Hazard of the Wooden Shingle and its Remedy,” I consider is one of great importance, and should have been assigned to some other chief who could have given it greater justice than the writer. However. I desire to draw t h e attention of this meeting to the enormous amount of property destroyed by fire originating in the wooden shingle roofs, or through the spreading of fire due to that form of roof covering. On many occasions small fires have, through its agency, developed into large conflagrations. If one will take time to study the causes of conflagrations, he will find that a large proportion of them were due to wooden shingle roofs. Among others, which I will mention later on,…

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