That's a good one Paul!. Lots of people have been caught out like that over here. What can happen is, birds build nests in the space between floors or up in the roof void and fill the place up with straw and it's normally this that starts the fire. 60 Firemen?, must have been a big blaze!.
With disarming frankness he explained: "I am not a DIY expert", after 60 firemen were called out to fight the blaze in the row of terraced houses.
The guy is not wrong there. Paul, I thought that terraced houses by law had to have a Fire Rated Party wall between them?.
Paul, How would you feel, knowing that you had burnt down most of the houses in your street?, and for the sake of a bit of paint. A local firefighter, that I know well, nearly lost his house to fire last year, for one of the dumbest, stupidest things. He had been sanding down his newly lined and stopped walls and had the vacuum cleaner hooked up to the sander to minimise the dust spread, anyhow, as we all know, v/cleaners get very hot after they've been run for a few hours, non-stop and he just put it back in the cupboard and went to bed, we had the fire under control by 0300, luckily the family escaped unhurt, but it wrecked the house (including the new walls). Silly boy!.
NEWSFLASH!!. A guy over here had his house blown to smithereens after he decided to install his own LPG cooker. Luckily no-one was home at the time of the explosion, but I am told by one of the FF's that attended the ensuing fire, there are still bits of timber stuck in the rooves of the houses next door to the house!.