Illinois April Fire Loss
The April fire loss in Illinois was $737,888, according to the report of State Fire Marshal John G. Gamber. This is a sharp drop. The lowest preceding loss this year was in February, when the figure was $1,866,560. Causes responsible for largest losses were: Stoves and furnaces, $141,331;
spontaneous combustion, $81,342; defective or overheated flues, $69,922; sparks on roofs, $46,731; incendiarism, $41,320; matches—smoking, $38,940; electricity, $36,495. Deaths due to fires or burns numbered 13, and injuries 21.