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Chimney fires have been few and far between until this date, now they seem to be recorded.this entry records 3 chimney fires.
Without the record of incidents they do not reveal the true hazard to the town and thus the resources needed.

Chimney fires reveal the risk that surrounding structures, such as the roof space or the structural timbers can be ignited, and spread to roofs such as thatch.

The examination of the construction is probably more important than the process of putting the fire out. They are, in any event, a use of resources that are better saved for more important work.

The transfer of the job to a chimney sweep may have been their solution

Note that the receipt reveals that the sweep, is in this case, a fireman (see the attached receipt) and is the proprietor of the chimney sweeping firm.

The Crew
FM J Stevens
Fm Alexander