District of Columbia Fire Report

Issue 4 and Volume 57.

District of Columbia Fire Report The annual report of the chief engineer of the fire department of the District of Columbia, F. J. Wagner, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1914, states that during the year 666 bell alarms were received, an increase of six over the preceding year. The local alarms received numbered 664, an increase of 112 over the preceding year. Of the 1,330 alarms of fire received during the year, 71 were false, a decrease of 10, when compared with the fiscal year of 1913. The decrease in the number of false alarms is very gratifying and is due, it is believed, to the activity of the police department in securing evidence against offending parties and to the severity of the punishment inflicted in the courts. During the year there were 42 fires of suspicious origin. These fires were made the subject of thorough investigation by…

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