July Fire Loss in Seattle

July Fire Loss in Seattle

CHIEF FRANK REYNOLDS AUGUSTA, CA.

Report of Fire Marshal H. W. Bringhurst to the City Council of Seattle, Wash., for July shows: Value of buildings involved, $108,300; of the contents of the same, $170,388. Total value of buildings and contents involved in fires, $278,688. Insurance on buildings, $57,150; on the contents of the same, $111,850. Total insurance on buildings and their contents, $174,800. Loss on buildings, $8,630.45; on the contents of the same, $8,632. Total loss on buildings and their ccntents, $17,272. Alarms from street boxes, 32; by telephone, 64; given at stations, 16; second alarms, 0; special calls, 5; total number of alarms of all kinds, 117. False alarms, 13; needless alarms, 9; fires for which no alarm was given, 3. Calls for special work, 4; fires with loss, 38; total number of fires, 88. Fires caused by chimneys and flues, 16; by matches and smoking, 7; by rubbish, 7 ; by gasoline, 5; by heating and cooking devices, 4; unknown causes, 4; incendiaries, 4; vagrants, 3; gas. etc., 2. Number of brick, stone or concrete buildings involved in fires, 3; frame buildings involved in fires, 31; automobiles, 6; houseboats, 1; bridge fires, 21; brush and grass fires, 11; awning fires, 1; fires originating in vacant buildings, 5; fires extending beyond adjoining buildings, 0; fires extending to adjoining buildings, 3; fires confined to the floors on which they originated, 20. Number of inspections of manufacturing plants, 21; of business and hotel buildings, 76; of schools and assembly halls. 11; of apartment houses and dwellings. 91; special inspections by fire marshal. 14.

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