Victorian London - Directories - Dickens's Dictionary of London, by Charles Dickens, Jr., 1879 - "Chimney on fire"

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Chimney on Fire.ŚNew-comers from the country will do well to bear in mind that it is not safe in London to clean a kitchen chimney by "burning out." Apart from all question of danger and damage, maximum penalty for a "C on fire" in London is 20s.

Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879