New York Issues Fire Report

Issue 6 and Volume 82.

New York Issues Fire Report Fire Commissioner John J. Dorman has announced the receipt of a report from Chief John Kenlon for the year 1928 which shows that the fire losses for last year have decreased $2,632,834 in the face of an increase of 1,608 in the number of fires. The reported losses for 1928 amounted to $16,624,381. The number of fires was 25,949. Losses in Manhattan were $6,993,970, a decrease of $2,338,045 under the year 1927; the Bronx showed an increase of $337,905 or a total of $1,709,030 for the year; Richmond losses amounted to $281,766, a decrease of $1,022,624; Brooklyn losses totalled $5,794,410, an increase of $489,160 and Queens losses dropped $99,230, or a total of $1,845,205 for the year 1928. The 1928 losses were $3,013,534 less than the total losses by fire and water five years ago—1923. The department maintained its customary record of confining 89% of…

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