Leadership

Fire Loss in Newark a Record Breaker Last Year.

Issue 10 and Volume 50.

Fire Loss in Newark a Record Breaker Last Year. In the forthcoming issue of the consolidated city reports of Newark, N. J., few records will be found more interesting than the statistics concerning fires during last year. In the number of alarms, the amount of damage done and the loss of life, the year 1910 was a record breaker. The total number of alarms was 1,325, and the loss reached $1,165,442.41. Forty-two persons were killed or died from the effects of fire. This record has been most carefully studied by Captain C. Albert Gasser, superintendent of the bureau of combustibles and lire risks, in the effort to properly diagnose this condition of affairs and apply such remedies as may be possible. Last year’s loss equals a daily average of $3,192.72 for every day in the year, Sundays and holidays included. It means a per capita tax of $3.33, or $16.65…

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