7 layers of roofing materials hinder firefighting at N.J. home

02/6/2013 | Hunterdon County Democrat (Flemington, N.J.)

Seven layers of roofing materials, which made the roof more than a foot thick, made firefighting more difficult at a burning home in New Jersey. "It was some weird construction," said Amwell Valley firefighter Marty Alexander. "Sheetrock, particle board, Styrofoam, six-to-eight inches of sprayed-on foam insulation, plywood, shingles and cedar roof."

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Hunterdon County Democrat (Flemington, N.J.)

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