Leadership

Los Angeles Fire Report

Issue 16 and Volume 58.

Los Angeles Fire Report The annual report of Chief A. J. Eley, of the Los Angeles, Cal., fire department, for the last fiscal year shows: Property loss during the year amounted to $773,035. This amount Chief Eley says was $494,820 less than the previous year. The cause of fires in 32 instances during the year was due to arson; bonfires, rubbish and grass fires, 795; carelessness with gasoline, 53; chimney fires, 55; distillate overflow, 71; defective flues, 30; defective gas heaters, 22; electric irons, 28; defective wiring, 18; gasoline leaking, 58; leaking gas pipes, 15; overheated stoves, 26; overheated gas stoves, 24; chimney sparks, 44; spontaneous combustion, 33; smokq scare, 82; careless use of matches, 17. In addition, 20 fires were caused by the careless use of matches by children. In 648 instances out of a total of 2,723 alarms, the causes of fires were not known. Urges Purchase of…

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