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BURNING PEAT BOGS GIVE FIREMEN HARD BATTLE

Issue 24 and Volume 74.

BURNING PEAT BOGS GIVE FIREMEN HARD BATTLE Subterranean Fires in Swamps Near Massachusetts Cities of Norwood and Canton Cause Discomfort to People—How Fires Were Handled IT was an unusual job that the fire department of Norwood, Mass., had to tackle When they started the work of extinguishing a blaze in peat bogs and woodlands of Tyot meadows, lying between Norwood and Canton, Mass. The fires, which, it is said, originated through the work of mischievous boys, had been burning and smoldering ever since the first part of last August and the long drought has done much to increase the intensity of the fire. Crews of volunteer fire-fighters from the neighborhood aided by the Norwood fire department and Massachusetts state foresters have toiled incessantly to bring the situation to the point where it was officially declared to be “under control.” In. the meantime conditions in the towns bordering on the swamp…

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