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Fire Losses Reduced in Stratford, Conn.

Issue 24 and Volume 74.

Fire Losses Reduced in Stratford, Conn. With fire losses in Stratford, Conn., on a steady decrease, propertyowners are agitating for lower insurance rates. Despite the fact that Stratford, With its new$10,000 pumping engine, its rebuilt chemical apparatus, and other equipment, is adequately protected from serious fire at present time, it is in the Class “D” qualification on the insurance companies’ books. It is an interesting fact that while the population of Stratford has been increasing, fire losses have been decreasing. Fires from 1920 down to the present time speak for themselves: In 1920. there were 107 alarms, the value of property involved was $98,375, and the loss totaled $220. In 1921-22, there were 182 alarms, the amount of property involved was $48,375, and the loss totaled $220.12. In 1922-23, there were 125 calls, the property involved was valued at $281,000, and the total loss was only $30,750. The fine record…

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