District of Columbia Has Decreased Fire Loss

Issue 16 and Volume 74.

District of Columbia Has Decreased Fire Loss Although the number of alarms received during the month of September by the fire department of the District of Columbia was greater by fifteeen, the total estimated loss shows a decrease of $6,589, as compared with the record for the preceding month, according to the monthly report of L. V. Sieb, fire marshal. During September, there were 146 alarms, 81 being box alarms, 65 local or telephone calls. The loss for last month on buildings amounted to $15,359 and on contents, $11,052, making a total loss of $26,411. There were 37 fires without loss, 93 with loss, 4 needless alarms, 11 false alarms and one fire outside of the District. No fire occurred during the month that required sounding of additional alarms. Careless smoking was responsible for the largest number of fires, there having been 29 from this cause, and short circuiting of…

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