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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:

    Around and About

  • A BAE firewatcher fought the blaze with an extinguisher until he was joined by firefighters.

    Evening Mail news round-up

  • 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:

    Auburn Journal - Top Stories

  • 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.

    Evening Mail news round-up

  • He spent the remainder of the war as a firewatcher on the roof of the CP offices in central London.

    Irish Blogs

  • Jim McCartney, a firewatcher on the Liverpool docks in the Second World War.

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