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OHIO CITIES AND THEIR FIRE-LOSS.

Issue 13 and Volume 42.

OHIO CITIES AND THEIR FIRE-LOSS. State Fire Marshal D. S. Creamer, of Ohio, has published the following statistics of fire-loss in the cities and towns of Ohio: Lorain, with a population estimated by the census bureau in 1906 at 22,730, and East Liverpool, with 20,078, may fairly be compared in the matter of fire-waste, because both are manufacturing cities of rapid growth and neither is a county seat. Lorain had seven buildings fired, worth in the aggregate, contents included, $46930: insurance companies had at risk on them $26,700. and the actual loss was $10,541, or forty-six cents per capita. East Liverpool had fortv-cighr buildings fired, worth, contents included. $869,377; insurance companies had at risk on them $662,500. and the actual loss was $45,550, or $2.26 per capita. In the average building afire in Lorain the loss possible was $0,704 and the actual loss $1,506; in East Liverpool the possible loss…

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