The Florence Department

Issue 2 and Volume 60.

The Florence Department A report has recently been made public by Chief A. Thietne, of the Florence, S. C., Department, for the year ending May 9. This report contains the following information: The number of alarms for the year were 44, as against 66 for year before, three being false this year and six the year before. Defective flues cause more fires than any other one thing, six this year as against ten last; sparks from chimneys caused five fires this year to 14 last. Matches caused one each year. In these fires the value of the property at risk was $44,303, loss on buildings $13,252, insurance $34,550. Percentage of loss on building was 30 and on insurance on buildings was 38.2. Contents at risk, value $13,144. loss $2,479. Insurance on contents, $5,200. Per cent, loss on contents 18.8, loss in insurance 47.7 Total per cent, loss in the city…

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