Flour Mill Fires.

Flour Mill Fires.

A correspondent of the London Miller states, as the result of thirty years’ experience with flour mills, that he has seen and known many mill fires, the majority of which have taken place in the night, and most of them after the mills have shut down several hours, many of these breaking out of a Sunday morning, and even as late as the evening, or after midnight —that is, on Monday morning. The cause of such a long interval he attributes to the smouldering of dust around some hot bearing until it has assumed a body of fire and charred wood, when a slight draught produces aflame, which, before being noticed, is spread too far to be stopped, the mill and its contents becoming a heap of ruins. The remedy for this, of course, is an inspection of ail the bearings before locking up at night.

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