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Metal roofs increase difficulty for firefighters

January 16, 2013
By ERIC TICHY ( , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

MAYVILLE - Two recent fires in Chautauqua County involving metal roofs have raised a potential problem for area firefighters.

In fact, fire officials say the durable material used in roofing is becoming more common as residents turn to alternative options.

However, as highlighted with recent blazes in Sinclairville and Westfield, metal roofs - most of which are advertised as flame resistant - are making it harder to fight fires.

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Six fire departments assisted Westfield firemen with a fire at 19 Cottage St.

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