July Fire Loss in Seattle
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.