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LIFE AND PROPERTY HAZARDS OF A NEWLY SETTLED MINING TOWN

Issue 3 and Volume 87.

LIFE AND PROPERTY HAZARDS OF A NEWLY SETTLED MINING TOWN Seasons in Which Forest Fire Hazard Is Acute—Muskeg and Powder Magazine Dangers—Hazards Within the Town Limits WHEN the mines of the district came into production, the Township of Teck, Ont., Canada, was organized and the task of forming by-laws to effect better construction started. At this time the Northern Ontario Light and Power Company was called upon to supply electrical power to the mines and electric lighting to the town. The houses were wired in roughshod fashion. This brought the inspectors of the Hydro-Electric, which effected many changes in eliminating many fire hazards in the home, such as loose joints, inferior wiring and over-fusing of systems. Seasons of Forest Fire Hazard All the time that this was going on people were living in fear of a conflagration from the bush hazard. Steps had to be taken to cut the forest…

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