Fire Lottes in Newark

Fire Lottes in Newark

The following data is taken from the report issued by the Newark, N. J., fire department for 1911: Number of alarms, 1,300. Loss on buildings, $206,056. Loss on contents, $627,261. Insurance on buildings, $5,133,774. Insurance on contents, $3,747,633. Principal causes of fires: Matches, 231; chimneys, 173; smoking, 109; rubbish, 69; stoves, 50; lightning, 43; gas fixtures. 42; overheated materials, 37; electricity, 35; oil lamps, 31 ; gasolene, 31 ; incendiary. 31 ; candles. 26; spontaneous, 22. Of the 1.300 alarms of fire, which is a daily average of 3.56 alarms, 665 were insignificant fires, false alarms, needless alarms or fire scares, in none of which was any damage recorded. This left 635 actual working fires, and of this number there were 371 fires where the losses did not exceed $100 and 191 other fires where the losses ran between $100 and $1,000. This is a total oi 1,227 alarms out of 1.300 alarms with individual losses of less than $1,000.

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