Maintenance workers using a torch sparked a fire that involved the 240-unit, block-long Avalon River Mews apartment in Edgewater, New Jersey. Just another example of the dangers posed by fires in buildings of this size of lightweight "pedestal" construction. With the JACK J. MURPHY sidebar "Cycling Back to Where We Began" THOMAS JACOBSON, PATRICK CHEVALIER, AND THOMAS M. QUINTON SR.