Wilkes-Barre Report for November

Wilkes-Barre Report for November

The November report of Chief Frank Hochreiter. of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to Superintendent of Public Safety Joseph G. Schuler shows that there were twenty-three alarms during the month, of which eighteen were bell and five still. Three of the fires were piles of rubbish and one was a bridge. Fifteen were in wooden structures, four in brick and one in stone. Five were extinguished by water, twelve by chemicals and one by water and chemicals. Eighteen were confined to the floor in which they originated and twenty to the building. The causes of the fires were hot grease, 2; soot in chimney, 6; matches, 8: sparks, 4; plumber’s firepot, 1; disconnected stove pipe, 1; defective chimney, t. The value of the property involved, including buildings and contents, was $65,535. The insurance on buildings and contents was $5,024.57. The insurance loss on buildings and contents was $4,864.57. The loss to buildings where fires did not originate amounted to $92.75. To extinguish the fires 42,140 gallons of water and 299 gallons of chemicals were used.

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