Council Bluffs Fire Report

Issue 4 and Volume 59.

Council Bluffs Fire Report In his report for the Council Bluffs, Iowa, fire department for 1913, Chief F. G. Hitchcock gives the following figures: Total number of fire alarms, 160; false alarms, 15; number of fires, in brick or stone buildings, 24; number of fires, in wooden buildings, 81; number of fires other than building fires, 40; number of fires confined to building or place of origin, 143; number of fires extending to adjoining buildings, 2; number of fires confined to the floor on which fire originated, 89. Total value of property involved, $815,034; total insurance thereon, $558,595; total insurance loss, $45,084.62; total loss (insured and uninsured), $47,722.12. Loss (total), on buildings and contents in which the fires originated, i. e., direct losses, $47,694.62. Losses (total), buildings and contents in which the fires did not originate, i. e.. exposed losses. $1,027.50. Time worked, 286 hours. Distance traveled. 533 9-10 miles.…

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