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WORK OF DETROIT ARSON SQUAD REDUCED FIRES NEARLY 50 PER CENT.

Issue 5 and Volume 73.

WORK OF DETROIT ARSON SQUAD REDUCED FIRES NEARLY 50 PER CENT. Annual Report of this Branch of Fire Prevention Bureau Shows Work Done to Lessen this Form of Crime in the Michigan City THE reduction of fires of incendiary origin by nearly fifty per cent, in Detroit, Mich., is shown by the first annual report of the arson squad of the Fire Prevention Bureau in that city, under the direction of G. S. Goldwater, fire marshal. The lessening of money losses by this class of fires by $455,133 is the result of this work. Detectives Seiler and Smith, according to Mr. Goldwater, have traveled more than 20,000 miles in performing their work. They immediately investigate every fire of an unknown or suspicious origin, and answer all second and third alarms without call. The report is as follows, the tables and diagrams also being furnished by Mr. Goldwater: Detroit Police Department…

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