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Old 06-23-2012, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default Fire near the Weirs drive in

Anybody know where the fire was tonight near the Weirs Drive in. Several fire trucks, fire hose across the street blocking the passage to and from the channel bridge. Couldn't see what was on fire. This was around 7pm tonight, drove by again around 9:45 it seemed like it was out but several fire trucks were still there.
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Saw the same thing, was headed through the weirs as the fire truck was backing down by the weirs beach sign..no idea but I was hoping the eye sore saloon was going up in smoke again no such luck!
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OK, if it's not saloon, nothing exciting for me. I am in Gilford and need to go to Meredith later...
There has been nothing on WMUR TV news today.......
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Default Chatter on the scanner

I was listening to the scanner when the call went out, and it seemed that the info was confusing. Call came in from a cell caller who was going into the drive-in, and reported the structure had smoke coming out of the roof. First responders reported that it appeared to be fire in the attic. Later heard the dispatcher say he understood the structure was an approximately 80 ft long raised ranch. They give the command 20 minute calls, and it went to the 2 hr notification before the Weirs command asked to have the 20 minute notifications stopped. Didn't see anything in the papers (Concord, Laconia, Citizen, WMUR).

Things got pretty crazy, with I believe a second alarm called. It seemed that every town who was part of the scene or as a cover at a station had additional calls..who needed to call in other units....glad I didn't work for any of the depts, and certainly glad I wasn't part of Lakes Region Mutual aid. They had their hands full as well.

Did not hear anything regarding the cause.
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Caused by over insulation, what does that mean? I just had an audit in Mass and had an insulation company seal my attic nice and tight with foam and new spray-in insulation.
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I heard it was a Baldi property
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Default Over Insulation

There is a problem with some light fixtures, particularly recessed incandescent fixtures in ceilings that are well insulated. Because the insulation doesn't let the heat escape from the fixture, they may overheat. There have been a significant number of fires resulting. There are fixtures specifically rated for installation in insulation.

Also, it is sometimes necessary to derate wiring buried in insulation or use higher temperature wire, because, again, it can't give off the heat caused by the current flow and may overheat.

There are sections of the electric code and UL specifications which discuss this.

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Old 06-29-2012, 10:52 AM   #9
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Default Recessed lighting

Recessed light fixtures ("cans") may have two designations, "IC" for Insulation Contact and "AT" for Air Tight. However, even those designated AT aren't totally air tight. For thermal and air leakage reasons, recessed lights aren't a good idea for placing in a ceiling under an attic space or in a cathedral ceiling with roofing over it in new construction. Aside from the loss of heat by direct conduction and by air leakage, which otherwise would help heat the house in winter, leakage of air into a roof assembly, carrying inside humidity with it, can lead to condensation under the roof deck and the mold and rot damage that can result from that moisture. Also, one doesn't want to add heat to a roof surface in winter. Most instances of ice damming and the damage resulting from that are due to too much heat leaking into the attic or into an improperly built cathedral ceiling.
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