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Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency Service Urges Residents NOT to use
Open Flames to Thaw Water Lines

(Friday, January 16/2004)-- Residents are urged not to attempt to thaw frozen water pipes themselves, especially using open flames to do so.

The Fire and Emergency Service recommends that residents contact a qualified professional by checking the yellow pages for a reputable plumbing company that uses electrical thawing methods.

Experience has shown that many residents set fire to their houses each winter attempting to thaw frozen water pipes.


Mike LeRue, Public Information Officer
430-3820 or

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