Tiffin Fire-Loss Fifty-two Cents Per Fire.

Tiffin Fire-Loss Fifty-two Cents Per Fire.

Tiffin, Ohio, with a fire-area of some 3,500 acres, and a comparatively small population, enjoyed a very satisfactory immunity from fire during 1907. Of the fortyeight alarms turned in, three were false, and the total loss amounted to $16,231.72—$4,278.77 on buildings and $11,952.95 on contents. The total amount of insurance paid was $9,417.47, divided into $.1403.32 on the buildings and $6.014.14 on the contents. The net loss on buildings involved was only $875.45; the net loss on contents, $5,938.80. The total net loss above insurance was $6,814 25; and the average loss for each fire, $151.43; the average loss per capita for each fire was fifty-two cents. The total amount of insurance carried on all property involved was $105.625; value of the property, $270,425. There were nine fires in brick buildings and twentytwo in frame buildings; two in stone buildings. The remaining twelve fires were not in buildings. During the year the department laid 10,350 ft. of 2 1/2-in. hose and 1,025 ft. of i-in. chemical hose, and raised 540 ft. of ladder. There were used 396 gal. of chemical fluid. Including Chief Harris, the department numbers twenty-five men—Chief, two captains, ten regular firemen and twelve minute men. During the year a new enginehouse was equiped, manned and opened for the protection of the North End residential and factory district. Chief Harris recommends overhauling fire-alarm system, dividing it into four circuits, adding more fire-boxes and purchasing an exercise wagon.

A local report from Mechanicsburg. Pa., says that the Riverton Water company, of Lemoyne, which furnishes water to New Cumberland and most towns on the West Shore, is building a reservoir at Miller’s Mill, on the Gelino creek, to supply that place.

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