Fewer Losses at Ottawa.

Issue 4 and Volume 45.

Fewer Losses at Ottawa. Ottawa, Ont., during 1908 has been most fortunate in regard to large fires. That the alarms were sent in promptly was the means of checking what might have proved, in some cases, most disastrous fires. The losses for 1908 are considerably lower than for 1907, while the city has become much larger, through the annexation of three suburbs. One of the most urgent requests that Chief P. J. Provost makes is to replace No. 4 station by a new building, the present one being most unfit for its purpose; to rebuild as soon as possible No. 6; to enlarge No. 3 station, so that a hook and ladder truck can be placed there, as there is no hook and ladder truck in that district. Concerning Hintonburg. Ottawa East and Ottawa South, the new annexed suburbs, some provision should be made to give them better fire protection.…

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