THREE MONTHS’ FIRE LOSS IN NEW YORK.
Fire Commissioner Scannell’s report to the mayor on the work of his department for the three months ending June 30 last has recently been made public. There were 1,686 alarms of fire in Manhattan and the Bronx. Of there 1,337 were “confined to the point of starting” sixty-three were confined to the building in which the flames originated, and only twenty-seven extended to other buildings. There were five fires on vessels. In extinguishing these tires, 14,651,118 gallons of water was used, of which 5 948,700 came from the rivers. The use of ten or more engines and the water towers was necessary on eleven occasions. The most disastrous fire, so iar as deaths are concerned, was that at 84 Jackson street, on June 15, when eleven persons were euflocated before the arrival of the firemen. Two firemen Edward Gallagher and Jeremiah Haggerty, had their names placed on the roll of merit, for making rescues FireMarshal Beery estimates the total loss in Manhattan and the Bronx at $1,839,805; estimated insurance. $33.221,642; estimated uninsured loss, $73,674. In Richmond the loss was $241,667, insurance $568,050, and uninsured loss $6,685. Eighteen eases of suspected arson were investigated, resulting in several charges now pending; in twelve cases the persons arrested were discharged by the courts.
In Brooklyn and Queens there were 766 alarms of fires, of which 511 were “confined to point of starting,” and only twenth-eight extended to other buildings. The estimated total loss was $697 479; estimated insurance $5 077 610; uninsured loss $77,-356 At these fires 28 008 220 gallons of water were used of which nearly 20,000,000 gallons were river water.