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    Post Temple man badly burned fighting house fire - Central Maine Morning Sentinel

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    Temple man badly burned fighting house fire
    Central Maine Morning Sentinel, ME - May 16, 2007
    The fire was reported at about midnight Monday when a chimney fire had heated up a metal thimble in the wall of the bedroom where there was once a wood ...


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    Default Re: Temple man badly burned fighting house fire - Central Maine Morning Sentinel

    What do they mean by "heated up a metal thimble in the wall"?

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    Cool Re: Temple man badly burned fighting house fire - Central Maine Morning Sentinel

    Brian, this sounds like the classic "pie plate" cover in the wall where an old unused flue is covered with a metal disc but not filled with cement. An appliance sharing this flue at a lower level sends heat into this unused thimble until the combustible wall ignites. Often, these things get covered with drywall and wallpaper. You wouldn't know it was there unless you video scanned the chimney.

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