Little Rock Fire Report
The report for the year 1914 of Chief C. S. Hafer, of the Little Rock, Ark., fire department, states that there were 471 alarms, that the loss was $249,092.67 in property valued at $1,079,260.80 and insured for $991,816. The loss on buildings was 131,161.40 and on contents, $118,501.27. Four deaths resulted from fire. Causes of 121 fires are unknown. Mice and matches caused three, children and matches three, overturned lamps three and lamp explosions two; burning grass, 42; burning chimneys, 22, and false alarms 38. Sparks from chimneys started 19 fires, burning trash, 13. Four fires were responsible for nearly half the loss by the conflagration of June 6, which destroyed and damaged 24 buildings, mostly frame, with a loss of $16,335.73. The Falk Millinery Company’s store, January 22, loss $23,682.67. Auto Garage, April 10, .with a loss of $16,950. The heaviest single loss was the Reinman & Woolfort fire, November 18, destroying a stable with a loss of $44,795. Hours of service, 361; miles traveled, 1,272; hose used, 145,925 feet; ladders, 4,222 feet, and 2,502 gallons of chemical. Fires confined to the place of origin, 394; confined to the floor, 322; spread to adjoining buildings, 18, and extended beyond adjoining buildings, 5. The cost of department maintenance was $83,592.32.