Report of Indiana Fire Marshal

Issue 17 and Volume 57.

Report of Indiana Fire Marshal Figures showing a fire loss of $7,926,936 in Indiana during 1914, together with records of the work of fire prevention in inspection, the prosecution of fire bugs, and along educational lines, are contained in the annual report of W. E. Longley, State Fire Marshal, for 1914, which has just been issued. The report is addressed to Governor Ralston, and is the first covering a full twelve months since the organization of the department in the spring of 1913. The department operated at an expense of $31,664.03 in 1914. July leads in both the number of fires, 977, and in value of property destroyed, $1,172,545. An argument for a safe and sane Fourth celebration is contained in this item. The fires from “unknown” origin were most numerous with “sparks from chimney” and “communicated loss” close up in the race as the most general fire causes. Defective…

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