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Archive for Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fire crews respond to chimney fire near Baldwin City

November 11, 2010

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Fire crews responded to reports of a structure fire in the 1400 block of North 200 Road Thursday afternoon.

The call was received about 5:30 p.m.

According to Palmyra Township Fire chief Randy DeMersseman, the fire was contained in the flue. He said the fire did not extend to other parts of the house and no structural damage resulted from the fire.

No one was reported injured during the incident.

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riverdrifter 3 years, 10 months ago

I clean my chimney flue before fall start-up, around New Year's and again late February.

Just sayin'.

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corey872 3 years, 10 months ago

Certainly a lot can be said of preventive maintenance when it comes to the chimney. Though I've found with dry wood and an EPA stove, the flue barely has any accumulation of creosote after a full season of burning.

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farmgal 3 years, 10 months ago

if you are careful about what type of wood you burn, it makes a huge difference in how often you have to clean the flu. i won't burn wood that is not fully seasoned. won't burn walnut (too much creosote build up). pretty much stick to the hard woods & it helps to have a straight flu pipe w/ no elbows.

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farmgal 3 years, 10 months ago

you are right, #1Gma. good points.

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