Fresno Again Bids for Ince Cup

Issue 18 and Volume 80.

Fresno Again Bids for Ince Cup Because of its low fire loss record for the past year, Fresno, Cal., has entered a bid to be awarded the Ince trophy which it has won on two previous years. Fire losses for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1927, totaled $279,568 and nearly half of this figure was due to two large conflagrations. For the third consecutive year, the city has been fortunate in not having any loss of life due to fire. There were 363 alarms received. Back in 1921 when the fire loss of the city reached the peak of $1,840,562, there were 485 alarms received. The greatest monthly loss occurred in November with a figure of $73,075. Chief Baird in his report pointed out that arson was cut down to a minimum. Most of the arson cases reported had to do with children who were too small to realize…

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