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Cohoes, N. Y., Annual Fire Report

Issue 26 and Volume 54.

Cohoes, N. Y., Annual Fire Report In his annual report for the year ending November 18, 1913, Chief T. C. Collin, of the Cohoes, N. Y., fire department, states that there were 104 alarms, of which 54 were bell, 43 telephone and seven still alarms. The total loss was $50,522.16, the amount of insurance at risk was $1,913,995, and insurance loss $47,937.16. Nearly one-half of the loss was occasioned by one of the worst fires in the history of the city on March 9, when two citizens lost their lives. The department was in service 00 hours and 45 minutes during the year; 24,800 feet of hose. 707 feet of ladders and 1,081 gallons of chemical water were used. Of the 104 fires, 40 were extinguished with chemicals and 32 by hydrant or engine streams. Only two fires extended to adjoining buildings, and 69 were confined to the floor on…

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