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NATCHEZ. MISS. FIRE DEPARTMENT.

Issue 2 and Volume 19.

NATCHEZ. MISS. FIRE DEPARTMENT. City Marshal McCrea, of Natchez, Miss., reports that during 1895 there were twenty-eight alarms of fire, of which eight were false, and the actual number of fires only twenty. The total loss from these twenty fires was but $2034.44. During the year there were but two accidents to the members or apparatus of the department, and both occurred at false alarms. The department, of which John J. O’Ferrall is the able chief, has I hand, and 2 steam fire engines; I hook and ladder truck; to hose carriages, all kinds; 2 supply wagons; 2,500 feet of hose; and 4 horses, value $1,000. Its membership consists of 400, of whom only two are paid. The fire alarm is given on a bell.

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