Philadelphia Fire Insurance Patrol.

Philadelphia Fire Insurance Patrol.

The 1910 report of the Philadelphia Fire Insurance Patrol says: “The total number of actual fires for the year were 3,717, 45 less than in 1909, while the losses on buildings amounted to $681.356 and on contents $1,800,528, making total insurance losses of $2,481,884, an increase of $356,843 over the year 1909, and which is the largest loss in any year since 1900. The uninsured losses amounted to $106,121, being an increase of $56,141, while the exposure losses increased from $183,221 iti 1909 to $288,057 in 1910. The largest fire during the year was at Nos. 1423 and 1425 Vine street on November 3, the insurance loss being $302,323, uninsured loss being estimated at $61,825.”

PHILADELPHIA FIRE INSURANCE PATROL.

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PHILADELPHIA FIRE INSURANCE PATROL.

The twenty-fifth annual report of the Fire Insurance Patrol of Philadelphia, has just reached us. The pamphlet contains many carefully compiled tables, showing the insurance, losses and percentages for the year, with compartsion tables showing the losses during recent years. Appended is a complete record showing the fires covered by the patrol during the year with a detailed statement, showing the nature, cause sad extent of each, and the amount of loss and insurance. The record shows that there was last year an Increase in the number of fires, those for 1894 being 1,632 against 1,578 in 1893, an Increase of fiftynine. There is also noted an Increase in the amount paid for insured losses amounting to $134,712, the losses paid in 1895 lasing $1,205,599, and in 1893, $1,070,887. The report states that in a very large majority of cases the fires are due to carelessness and bad management. The per cent, of loss to insurance involved shows a satisfactory reduction, as does also the average loss by fire. When it is remembered that in 1888 the per cent, was 22.85, and the average loss $2,789, while last year the per cent, was 7.29 and the average loss $738, a large gain is shown, indicating a great increase in the efficiency of the fire extinguishing equipment of the city.