Sunbury Fire Report

Sunbury Fire Report

Chief J. W. Stroh, of the Sunbury, Pa., fire department in his report for the fiscal year from August 1, 1913, to August 1, 1914, says that with the exception of two still alarms, there were 47 fires during the year, as follows: In 1913: Three in August, one in sep tember, and one in December, Total loss, less than $3,000. In 1914: 0ne in January, City Hotel fire, loss, $40,000; four in February loss, several hundred dollars; three in March, loss less than $50; six in April, loss slightly above $500; three in May, including high school, loss about 3.000: two in June. loss about $30 and one in July. loss slight. The total loss for the year amounuts to $47,205. The two most serious losses were the City Hotel and the high school building. The report says the total value of the department buildings and equipment is $101,500; the total indebtedness, $10,675. There are 2,650 feet of good hose and 900 feet of serviceable hose on hand. The fire plugs are in excellent con dition. as well as the fire alarm system and registers in the hose houses, The chief recommended the placing of more water plugs on Market street, between Third and Fifth streets, and on the hill in the Beckman and Conrad additions: also the purchase of two more fire alarm boxes, one to be placed at or near the Reading railway station and the other at or near Fifth and chestnut streets; also purchase of 500 feet of hose.

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