Monthly Report District of Columbia
According to the report of L. V. Seib, fire marshal of the District of Columbia, for the month of October, there were 181 alarms of fire received, an increase of 51 compared with September. Of these 74 were box alarms and 107 local alarms or telephone alarms. Of the box alarms eight and of the local alarms three were false. The total fire loss for the month was $119,726 on buildings, and $68,034 on contents, making a grand total of $187,780. This was an increase of $168,780 over the preceding month and a decrease of $289,489 over that of October, 1920. The total number of inspections by the inspectors of the fire marshal’s office during the month were 3.951, and the total for year up to November 1, 1921, 15,127. These do not include investigations of alarms of fire. Inspections by the uniformed force in battalion districts numbered 8.419 for October, of which 199 were referred to the fire marshal’s office. The total uniformed force inspections for the year so far were 32.729, of which 710 were referred to the fire marshal’s office. Three fires in the District were of a suspicious or incendiary origin, but sufficient evidence could not be obtained to warrant the office taking legal action in these fires.