Leadership

A FIERY YEAR AT TORONTO.

Issue 11 and Volume 42.

A FIERY YEAR AT TORONTO. The year 1906 was not only marked by an increased number of fire-alarms, but, also, by a fire-loss above the average. The alarms numbered 854—seventy-five more than in the previous year and the largest number in the history of the department. More than half the alarms received were sent in by telephone, which shows how the people are availing themselves of that service for fire-alarm purposes. The total loss for the year was $667.247.85—$219,055 more than in the preceding year. Of the fires attended six caused a total loss of $454,976.50, of which $259,(xx was at two fires, one at the Exhibition building. of $146,000; the other $115,000—on the premises of the Canadian Oil company. The details of losses and insurances are as follows: Loss on buildings, $272,614.98; insurance on buildings. $1,763,440; loss on contents, $594,652.57; insurance on contents, $1,916,304.60; total loss on buildings and…

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