Fire Figures of San Antonio. Tex.
Chief Philip Wright, of the San Antonio, Tex., fire department, has a very good record for 1907. His report gives the following statement of losses, etc.: Total value, buildings, $1,120,979; contents, $361,843; other than buildings, $22,987—total, $1,505,809; total insurance carried, buildings, $385,860; contents, $115,840; other than buildings, $5,800—total, $507,500; total insurance loss paid, buildings, $69,080.22; contents, $31,096.88; other than buildings, $517.98—total, $100,695.08; total uninsured loss, buildings. $51,541.52, contents, $19,635.51, other than buildings, $852.50—total. $72.029.53: total loss insured and uninsured, buildings, $120,621.74, contents, $50,732.39, other than buildings, $1,370.48 -total. $172.724.61; total value or property on which claim for loss was made, buildings, $485,754.35, contents. $139,737, other than buildings, $7,225 total, $632,716.35: total insurance on property on which claim for loss was made, buildings. $288,185, contents, $80,040, other than buildings, $5,800 -total. $374,925 : direct losses. buildings, $111,290.10. contents. $48,758.79. other than buildings, $1.370.48—total. $161,419.37; exposure losses, buildings, $8,531.64, contents, $2,773.60—total, $11,305.24. Chief Wright’s figures tell their own tale of good work, as do also the following facts: Of the 279 fires, fifty-one were in brick or stone buildings; 152, in wooden; three, in iron-clad: forty-six, other than building fires. Fires extending from the buildings in which they originated to adjoining buildings were only fourteen. and no fire extended from these adjoining buildings. The number of fires confined to the floors on which they originated were 227.