Nashville Makes a Good Showing.

Issue 9 and Volume 47.

Nashville Makes a Good Showing. The tenth annual report of the Nashville, Tenn., fire department, recently submitted by chief A. A. Rozetta, shows a continuation of the decrease in the fire loss recorded by the city for several years. The decrease amounts to $14,640.37 as compared with the figures of 1908, while the 1908 report showed a decrease from 1907 of $60,000 in fire loss. The report also shows that notwithstanding the decrease during the year more alarms were turned in and more fires reported. The department responded during the year, to 480 alarms, an increase of 23 as compared with the previous year. The causes of the fires attended are given as follows: flues 42, unknown 135, unnecessary 19, rats and matches 4, burning trash 13, burning chimney 10, false 15, spontaneous combustion 15, overheated furnace 19, recalled 11, tinner’s fire pot 4, defective magnet 1, hot ashes 8,…

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