Faulty Furnace Fires Increase in Detroit

Faulty Furnace Fires Increase in Detroit

Basement fires due to faulty furnace or smoke pipes have been unusually numerous recently, asserts Fire Marshal H. Goldwater, in an appeal to Detroit, Mich., householders to inspect regularly these parts of their heating equipment. “In the fall and early winter,” he says, “special attention should be paid to stove pipes, furnace pipes,, smoke vents and flues. Where these are of metal, they frequently rust, come apart or deteriorate during the summer, and when fires are started or they are put to a severe test during the first cold weather, a blaze is likely to result. Thorough inspection should always precede the first use of heating apparatus.”

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