Decline in Indiana’s Fire Losses in 10 Months

Issue 25 and Volume 76.

Decline in Indiana’s Fire Losses in 10 Months A very notable decline in the number of fires in Indiana in the first ten months of the current year is revealed by statistics compiled by the state fire marshal’s office up to November 1. The records show a total of 3,997 fires from January 1 to October 31, which is 1250, or a little over 23 per cent, less than in the corresponding period of 1923. This is counted a most encouraging indication of the progress of fire prevention, as the number of fires is regarded as the best means of measuring the success of prevention activities. The total losses caused by fire thus far this year also show a decline, the damage for the first ten months of 1924 being less by over half a million dollars compared with the same months in 1923. The total damage up to November…

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