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    Post Vigorous chimney cleaning likely led to house fire - Flint Journal

    Vigorous chimney cleaning likely led to house fire
    Flint Journal, MI - Mar 16, 2007
    A homeowner diligent about cleaning his chimney did it with so much gusto Wednesday that it caused a chimney fire at 3:20 am Thursday, according to The ...


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    Default Re: Vigorous chimney cleaning likely led to house fire - Flint Journal

    Brian,

    The article is no longer at that link. Any chance you could post the entire article?

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    Default Re: Vigorous chimney cleaning likely led to house fire - Flint Journal

    definitely interesting topic and also would like the working link of the full article

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    Default Re: Vigorous chimney cleaning likely led to house fire - Flint Journal

    Quote Originally Posted by Micheal Marrero View Post
    definitely interesting topic and also would like the working link of the full article
    Considering the article is more than a decade old, it is doubtful that it is still available.

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    Default Re: Vigorous chimney cleaning likely led to house fire - Flint Journal

    I think the journalist erred. If the chimney was cleaned to the extent that lead to a fire, one may draw a correlation to;1: The sweep was not trained. 2: The chimney was in dire need to be maintained or rebuilt.

    Before I sweep a chimney I would pass a light down the chimney shaft to the smoke shelf or damper door to determine the condition of the flue liners, mortar and/or masonry in th case of unlined chimneys. I would inform the client to address and hazard or safety situations.

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