Chimney Sweep Spotted in Eastern Area

A chimney sweep was spotted on a rooftop in the Eastern Area Saturday clearing away a buildup of ash and soot. The chimney uses the pressure difference caused by a hot column of gas to create a draught and draw air over the hot coals or wood in the fire below, enabling continued combustion. During normal operation, a layer of creosote builds up on the inside of the chimney, restricting the flow. The creosote can also catch fire, setting the chimney and the home or building alight. The chimney must be swept to remove the soot to avoid potential disaster. Source: wikipedia. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

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