Flukes in Flues Plague Walla Walla, Wash, Chief
Double trouble turned up on February 24th, last, in Walla Walla. Wash., with two flukes in flues. According to Fire Chief Leonard Adams, it was more than double-trouble; it was a one-in-amillion coincidence.
The oddity came about when two fires started simultaneously and independently, in two separate stove chimneys at 1207 West Moore Street.
Walla Walla. Wash.. F. D. Photo
According to Chief Adams, an alarm was turned in at 1:40 P.M., and when his firefighters reached the scene, what to their wondering eyes should appear but fires in two flues entirely divorced from each other.
Chief Adams said “they hunted and hunted,” but the fires were not connected or related, not even by a 10-mile breeze.
Damage, according to the Chief, reached about $250. The householder applied for permits to replace two defective chimneys.