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ASBESTOS SHINGLES PREVENT POSSIBLE CONFLAGRATIONS

Issue 1 and Volume 81.

ASBESTOS SHINGLES PREVENT POSSIBLE CONFLAGRATIONS Prevented More Serious Damage in Ocean City, N. J. Slopped a Fire That Destroyed a Hotel and Another That Razed a Garage ASBESTOS shingles have demonstrated their value as a means for stopping the spread of fire at the recent conflagration in Ocean City. N. J. A large number of frame buildings were destroyed at that time. In one case, the rear of the Boardwalk stores were covered with asbestos shingles. These structures stopped the progress of the flames from the south. The fire that burned a number of frame store buildings south of the pier, was checked by three one-story buildings that were covered with asbestos shingles. Another example was a frame bathing pavillion on the boardwalk. This was in the center of a very hot section. Wood posts and the ceiling were on fire a number of times but the fireproof roof was…

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