Three Months Ontario Toll, 17 Dead, 108 Injured
Fire during the months of July, August and September, 1951, brought death to 17 persons, 11 of them children, and injuries to 108 others, according to the Quarterly Bulletin of the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office, dated Oct. 1, 1951.
The number of fires, and the property losses sharply were up. Smoking apparently continued to be the greatest cause of fires. The report describes the program designed to standardize the hose couplings throughout Ontario.