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  • …the monthly meetings have been apply’d to the purchase of fire-engines, ladders, fire-hooks, and other useful implements for each company, so that I question whether there is a city in the world better provided with the means of putting a stop to beginning conflagrations; and, in fact, since these institutions, the city has never lost by fire more than one or two houses at a time, and the flames have often been extinguished before the house in which they began has been half consumed.

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  • sparked the current conflagration by releasing the report
  • To the south a monster conflagration was filling the sky, and we knew that the great ghetto was burning.
    Jack London  --  The Iron Heel

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