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- n. A person who looks for the onset of fires, normally from a high vantage point
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The Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Phuong Cat Le describes a trip through the North Cascades to Desolation Peak where Kerouac spent sixty-three days as a firewatcher fifty years ago this year:
A BAE firewatcher fought the blaze with an extinguisher until he was joined by firefighters.
I'm confused, was it a garage fire that scorched a car, (headline), or a vehicle fire that was stopped in time before it consumed a garage, (body)??? firewatcher wrote:
The alarm was raised by a BAE firewatcher at 10. 50pm after he spotted smoke in acoustic tiles on the outside of the £1bn Ambush.
He spent the remainder of the war as a firewatcher on the roof of the CP offices in central London.
Jim McCartney, a firewatcher on the Liverpool docks in the Second World War.