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 THE FIRE MARSHAL
FOR THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
THIRTY-SIXTH
ANNUAL REPORT
STATISTICS, 1957
Printed by Don McDiarmid, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1959  To His Honour Frank Mackenzie Ross, C.M.G., M.C., LL.D.,
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia.
May it please Your Honour:
The undersigned has the honour to present the Thirty-sixth Annual Report of the
Fire Marshal for the year ended December 31st, 1957.
Victoria, B.C., March 31st, 1958.
ROBERT W. BONNER,
A ttorney-General. TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
Report of the Fire Marshal      5
Table I.—Inspections Made and Orders Issued by Local Assistant Fire Marshals     7
Table II.—Fires Reported     8
Construction of Buildings Burned      9
Table III.—Causes of Fires  10
Table IV.—Classification of Property Burned and Causes  12
Table V—Summary  26
Table VI.—Ten-year Comparative Statement of Fire Losses  26
Table VII.—Loss of Life, 1948-57  27 REPORT OF THE FIRE MARSHAL
Office of the Fire Marshal,
Vancouver, B.C., March 31st, 1958.
The Honourable Robert W. Bonner, Q.C.,
Attorney-General, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,—I beg to submit herewith the Thirty-sixth Annual Report of the Fire Marshal
for the year ended December 31st, 1957.
I am very pleased to report a reduction in the fire loss for the year compared with
1956. There were 7,797 fires with a dollar loss of $14,534,628, showing a reduction
of forty-one fires and $774,117. This is in spite of the continuing industrial expansion
and increasing population, and may be attributed to an increased fire-prevention effort by
all concerned.
Unfortunately, the same is not true of the loss of life by fire, which has risen from
eighty-five in 1956 to ninety-eight in 1957—forty-five men, twelve women, and forty-one
children. A study of Table VII will emphasize the fact that many of these fires are due
to carelessness, either with smoking materials or inflammable liquids. Only public education in fire prevention will reduce this loss, and this type of instruction is constantly
carried on through members of our staff and fire departments. Eventually it will show
results.
I am pleased to report that the various regulations under the " Fire Marshal Act"
have been amended, removing several obsolete parts, modifying others, and placing additional control where necessary. In this respect we have requested and received eight
amendments to the regulations in the last five years, keeping abreast of our rapidly developing Province in respect of fire protection.
Our Investigation Branch has had a very active and successful year. There were 302
investigations, with two official inquiries, sixty-one prosecutions for arson and allied
crimes, resulting in thirty-nine convictions, two committals, six acquittals, and fourteen
cases handled by the Juvenile Courts. Our investigations have involved contacts with
widely scattered areas on the continent—Alaska, New Brunswick, Manitoba, and, through
the International Police Organization, even to Fiji. There were also thirteen prosecutions
under the " Fire Marshal Act " and regulations. Our Inspectors made many inspections
during the year and supervised our 290 Local Assistant Fire Marshals, who made 86,684
inspections and issued 975 orders to remedy fire-hazards.
Our travelling fire department instruction units carried their instruction to 123 fire
departments, giving each eighteen hours of instruction. Local organizations have continued to improve training and equipment, and new areas have requested assistance in
organizing fire departments. Our units also gave help in fighting fire in three different
areas in the Province during the year.
Our engineering service continues to provide the engineering and architectural professions with advice in accord with the " Fire Marshal Act" and regulations and has
examined innumerable plans relating thereto. Also, advice has been given relative to
oil-burners, compressed-gas burners, approval of construction and installation of oil-
refineries, tank-farms, and service-stations.
Our responsibility under the theatre regulations resulted in thirty-eight examinations
for projectionists and approval of six theatre construction and installation plans.
In the interest of fire-prevention, members of the staff have attended innumerable
meetings of the various fire-prevention associations and councils. Indicative of the quality
of the instruction provided by this office are the many requests for service from the Army,
Navy, and Air Force.    These services have requested and received special instruction.
5 M 6 BRITISH COLUMBIA
We have also acted and given advice on a multitude of committees, such as the following:
Canadian Standards Association, Underwriters' Laboratories, Canadian Underwriters,
National Research Council, National Building Code, and National Fire Code. We also
assisted in the reconstruction of three municipal by-laws and, on request for advice,
reviewed many others.
My thanks are due to the members of the various fire and police departments, the
National Harbours Board, Civil Defence organizations, and my own staff for their sincere
and excellent help and co-operation during the past year. Also, may I thank members of
the police forces throughout the Province, Local Assistant Fire Marshals, and insurance
companies and their adjusters for their co-operation.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
B. NIXON,
Fire Marhsal. REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1957
M 7
TABLE I.—INSPECTIONS MADE AND ORDERS ISSUED BY LOCAL
ASSISTANT FIRE MARSHALS
City Municipalities (37)
District Municipalities (30)
Village Municipalities (55)
Inspections
Orders
Inspections
Orders
33
92
78
56
52
50
12
420
11
1,333
613
11
1,264
929
15
1
1
1
3
2
8
5
3
22
6,999
2,354
321
672
130
2,404
35,088
237
12,491
84
289
2
8
8
Kaslo  _	
Trail	
13
64
31
White Rock            	
82
65,734
558
5,330
558
104
176
699
134
67
16
738
2,288
171
190
1,173
894
65
110
6
Oak Bay	
5
15
Delta..    .. 	
Richmond '	
6
84
Spallumcheen-	
Sumas  .. .	
Kent.	
Surrey  	
Tadanac 	
5
Maple Ridge 	
Mission   — ...
Totals 	
12,630
204
16
451
69
32
314
57
30
29
39
15
50
435
4
26
12
1
2
27
3
45
20
109
20
424
138
56
99
4
Alert Bay ,  	
Montrose 	
Osoyoos   -—
Parksville.	
Pemberton.... _	
2
Comox. 	
Fort St. John.  	
Quesnel  	
Salmo   	
Sechelt  	
G ibsons Lan ding	
	
Harrison Hot Springs	
Hazelton  	
Silverton   	
Smithers  _	
122
Houston _	
Invermere —	
Stewart   .  	
Telkwa.	
T.-Trace  	
Tofino  _	
3
Kinnaird	
Warfield
1
4
McBride.    -  -
Zeballos    	
Totals     	
1
2,482
178 M 8
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TABLE I.—INSPECTIONS MADE AND ORDERS ISSUED BY LOCAL
ASSISTANT FIRE MARSHALS—Continued
Fire Districts (19)
Inspections
Orders
Inspections
Orders
46
6
145
72
1,608
7
5
13
1
Prince RuDert. County of	
21
3,650
252
38
5
Colwood	
District Lot 172—      	
Sooke	
	
4
Vernon	
View Royal _.	
Totals...	
5,838
35
1957	
Inspect
...      86,6
on
!4
5
3
54
.5
.3
!1
!6
il
8
Orders
975
1956—	
  80,1^
875
1955	
...     78,5-
825
1954  ...
_..     78.2
801
1953
..   78,8
562
1952
  80,5'
345
1951
. 82,3'
644
1950	
  82,5'
1,206
1949
. 85,0
1,649
Grand totals.
1948	
,.,..... 83.9
1.976
TABLE IL—FIRES REPORTED
City Municipalities (37)
District Reporting
Number
Amount
of Loss
District Reporting
Number
Amount
of Loss
17
3
32
27
13
8
37
5
15
9
5
46
91
31
17
11
11
121
$3,300
452
14,609
4,479
6,531
5,155
7,209
4,621
151,321
19,071
28,199
31,464
Nelson         	
34
186
100
64
43
21
13
61
55
20
10
11
1
44
2,363
32
479
14
$8,133
112,758
76,487
Penticton          	
277,616
30,530
13,411
Duncan     . 	
Port Moody 	
13,472
74,455
132,834
11,417
Rossland ...           	
16,302
Kamloops 	
4,017
1,000
39,169
59,579
3,584
29,315
30,868
54,663
Trail                    .      .     	
13,518
Kimberley   .  .
2,664,737
93,031
Langley	
740,159
White Rock   .  	
12,430
Nanaimo	
Totals   	
4,050
$4,789,896 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1957
TABLE II.—FIRES REPORTED—Continued
District Municipalities (30)
M 9
District Reporting
Number
Amount
of Loss
District Reporting
Number
Amount
of Loss
Burnaby	
Central Saanich..
Chilliwhack	
Coldstream	
Coquitlam	
Delta	
Esquimau	
Fraser Mills	
Glenmore.	
Kent	
Kitimat	
Langley. 	
Maple Ridge	
Matsqui	
Mission	
North Cowichan
392
13
48
9
60
47
71
6
10
9
40
51
37
35
22
42
$322,634
10,300
46,843
119,079
27,819
71,985
32,247
10,466
5,749
14,397
35,154
97,102
81,760
74,442
111,067
57,344
North Vancouver-
Oak Bay	
Peachland 	
Pitt Meadows	
Powell River	
Richmond	
Saanich	
Salmon Arm...
Spallumcheen..
Sumas _ _.
Summerland—.
Surrey..
Tadanac	
West Vancouver	
Totals..
192
127
1
48
157
294
10
1
8
7
275
42
143
$352,735
14,913
39
55,087
109,751
106,965
15,559
7,000
5,659
727,621
534,576
10,252
165,362
2,197        $3,223,907
Fire Districts (19)
Village Municipalities (55)
5
3
4
3
22
2
5
5
8
43
1
4
5
4
2
1
22
1
7
10
7
2
2
$1,112
21,912
11,292
11,630
2,831
20
89
4,522
6,095
116,955
28,698
23,850
6,821
13,039
112
75
47,256
10
1
1
17
10
5
6
1
6
8
19
2
1
8
12
4
1
2
12
3
1
4
7
7
1
$23,355
Alert Bay	
Montrose 	
91
30
10,434
27,977
2,017
Parksville _ ~	
Pemberton   	
7,512
169
9,011
3,213
Fort St. John 	
Quesnel
Salmo 	
Sechelt 	
Sidney	
Silverton	
Smithers...	
Squamish	
27,181
Fruitvale    .   .
80
76
Golden.   	
697
Hazelton  	
Hope  -	
19,648
3,970
667
Invermere..                   .     .
100
Telkwa	
145
28,516
Kinnaird    „	
1,921
6,091
9,106
4,001
Tofino  	
Ucluelet. _
Vanderhoof.
W-rfieTrl
771
2,887
Lillooet           	
1,575
748
2,712
818
15
Marysville	
Totals  	
317
$491,843
Cariboo, County of	
Colwood   	
District Lot 172..
Ioco	
Kelowna..	
Kootenay, County of-
Langford.
Nanaimo, County of...
Ocean Falls	
Prince George _
Prince Rupert, County of	
300
18
5
29
142
31
209
14
70
$2,537,075
4,350
179
23,346
678,468
17,112
560,294
11,552
368,874
Sooke  	
University Area	
Vancouver, County of-
Vernon 	
Victoria, County of..
View Royal-
Westminster, County of..
Yale, County of	
Totals-
Grand totals	
13
68
76
12
42
204
1,233
7,797
$17,509
318,340
112,023
101,731
303,282
974,847
$6,028,982
$14,534,628
Construction of Buildings Burned
Fire-resistive  _
Brick, concrete, or heavy timber.
Wood frame .. 	
Metal or corrugated iron.
Totals..
7,797
Amount of Loss
$136,561
1,396,760
11,923,643
1,077,664
$14,534,628 M  10
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TABLE III.—CAUSES OF FERES
Causes of Fires
Number
Amount of Loss
Aeroplane crash _  	
Ammunition exploding  _	
Boilers or boiler-pipes defective or overheated..
Candles and open flames   _	
Children playing with fire.. _..
Chimneys-
Defective or overheated-  	
Sparks from 	
Collision 	
Defective battery connection-
Defective brooder	
Defective muffler	
Defective wiring 	
Dust explosion..
Electrical appliances and equipment, improper use of appliance or defective
equipment  _   	
Electri-welding equipment, sparks from..	
Engine back-firing  	
Exposure     _ 	
Film, defective    	
Fireplaces—
Defective _   _ _	
Sparks from..
Fireworks..
Friction—
In brake-drum	
In conveyer-belt-
In machinery	
In pulley 	
In tires	
Furnaces or furnace-pipes—
Combustible materials too near-
Defective. 	
Insufficiently protected..
Sparks from	
Gas, liquefied petroleum—
Explosion.
Improper installation of appliance 	
Improper use of or defective equipment-
Gas, natural—
Explosion ..
Improper installation of appliance	
Improper use of or defective equipment-
Gasoline—
Broken line  	
Carelessness with..
On exhaust-pipe .
Pump damaged by motor-vehicle..
Stoves, lamps, torches	
Used in cleaning— — _..
Used to kindle fire	
Vapour explosion	
Heat radiation   —
Hot ashes, coals, etc 	
Hot grease, oil, tar, etc., ignition of..
Incendiary..
Inflammable vapours, ignition of (paints, thinners, varnishes, etc.)..
Kerosene—
Carelessness with _ 	
Stoves, lamps, torches...
Used to kindle fire	
Lightning-
Matches—
Carelessness with..
Children with	
228
89
14
295
7
4
13
1
13
28
12
49
19
11
3
6
16
1
12
30
58
21
5
33
3
8
38
2
12
2
69
192
1
1
9
56
18
317
19
2
4
1
43
2
458
4
72
134
1
309
38
38
108
20
29
196
15
76
298
101
36
16
12
261
$300,617
93,861
$14,560
66,052
$596
273,344
469,281
2,225
12,051
$13,019
8,457
85,989
76,973
$24,305
11,199
35,672
$256,532
516
8,402
$44,878
151,715
19,900
1,515
49,606
473
16,604
63,574
$5,918
57,281
420
$14,100
129,400
$4,000
2,347
25,626
26,846
14,514
394,478
22,123
68
283
78
75,428
816
165,627
15,114
46,833
247,605
392
80,612
7,598
757,497
184,438
71,176
265,450
348,265
7,315
440,529
252,106
169,938
425,641
63,619
32,926
143,500 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1957
TABLE III.—CAUSES OF FIRES—Continued
M 11
Causes of Fires
Number
Amount of Loss
2
79
56
66
1
19
2
44
373
1,916
31
470
7
165
23
9
172
46
1
13
204
65
512
2,797
105
10
7
8
20
22
415
35
888
7,797
$439
54,020
82,643
24,719
315
$25
24,570
Oil-burners—
162,136
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment—
$29,141
355
754.509
784,005
726,782
$118,178
262,468
84,914
224,867
5,516
Smokers' carelessness—
695,943
96,068
157,519
29,223
$91,806
24,511
4,706
348,712
94,944
Sparks from engine	
168,958
372,665
54,063
Stoves or stove-pipes—
Defective 	
Sparks from 	
564,679
49,706
6,355,498
Thawing pipes	
Unknown	
Totals	
$14,534,628 M  12 BRITISH COLUMBIA
TABLE IV.—CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED AND CAUSES
Property
Causes
Amount of Loss
Aircraft
Apartments
257
Armouries
Bakeries ._
Banks 	
Barker-shops
Barges and scows .
Bams and stables .
1
43
Barracks 	
Bath-houses
Blacksmith-shops 	
Boarding-houses 	
Boat-building works
Aeroplane crash
Unknown 	
Candles and open flames ...
Chimneys—
Defective or overheated .
Sparks from .._.	
Electrical appliances 	
Fireplace, sparks from	
Furnace, defective 	
Gas, liquefied petroleum, improper use of or defective equipment	
Gas, natural, improper use of or defective equipment  	
Gasoline-vapour explosion	
Hot grease, oil, tar, etc., ignition of	
Incendiary
Inflammable vapours, ignition of .
Lightning  	
Matches—
Carlessness with   	
Children with 	
Oil-burners—
Defective   	
Defective equipment
Explosion
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment, sparks from
Short circuit    _ 	
Smokers'
In bed
' carelessness-
In the home	
In unlisted locations .
While intoxicated .
Spontaneous ignition	
Stoves or stove-pipes—
Combustible materials too near .
Insufficiently protected	
Sparks from 	
Unknown  	
Smokers' carelessness ..
Electrical appliances	
Exposure     . __ 	
Matches, children with
Oil-burners—
Defective equipment
Explosion 	
Unknown   	
Smokers' carelessness
Defective wiring	
Exposure
Smokers' carelessness
Electrical appliances	
Incendiary 	
Matches—
Carelessness with 	
Children with  	
Oil-burner, defective	
Short circuit	
Smokers' carelessness -
Spontaneous ignition	
Unknown 	
Short circuit 	
Short circuit  	
Stove insufficiently protected
Oxv-gas welding or cutting equipment, carelessness
with    	
Defective wiring .
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment, sparks from      1
Smoking in bed       1
Unknown         2
$4,000
73
$3,654
19,402
16,114
3,786
211
75
191
5,356
2,126
10,200
1,727
590
16,395
156
1,318
865
777
130
67
2,475
1,307
24,320
8,419
150
50
435
36
162
24,823
$1,924
525
372
23,608
131
444
$343
21
27
$397
3,073
13,650
700
1,180
932
7,433
95
40,525
111,113
$3,407
280
$4,073
145,317
105
27,004
75
391
3,973
179,098
60
3,687
151
58
27,350 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL,  1957
M 13
TABLE IV.—CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED
AND CAUSES—Continued
Property
Causes
Amount of Loss
Boat-houses
Bottling-works
Bowling-alleys
Breweries
Bridges 	
Buildings under construction-.
..     |
Bunk-houses
Canneries, fish	
Canneries, fruit	
Canneries, poultry .
Chemical plants	
Clubs
Club-houses (golf, yacht, etc.)..
Coal and lumber yards	
15
12
Churches and church property..    12
Gasoline, carelessness with
Incendiary   _ 	
Unknown  	
Sparks from bonfire _
Electrical appliances
Short circuit 	
Smokers' carelessness .
Unknown 	
Chimney, sparks from .
Electrical appliances	
Matches, children with .
Electro-welding equipment, sparks from .
Gasoline-vapour explosion	
Incendiary
Inflammable vapours, ignition of
Kerosene carelessness	
Lightning
Matches, children with .
Oil-burner, defective .
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment, carelessness
with .	
Stoves or stove-pipes—
Combustible materials too near . I	
Insufficiently protected 	
Sparks from j	
Unknown  .__	
Chimney, defective .
Gasoline—
Carelessness with .
Lamp
Oil-burning equipment, defective .
Short circuit 	
Smokers'
In bed
carelessness-
While intoxicated ...
Stove, sparks from	
Unknown.. _	
Short circuit 	
Smokers' carelessness
Incendiary   	
Hot grease, ignition of — 	
Inflammable vapours, ignition of
Friction in conveyer-belt	
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment, sparks from
Candle carelessness .
Chimney, defective ..
Exposure
Furnaces or furnace-pipes—
Combustible materials too near .
Sparks from
Gas, natural, improper use of .
Matches, children with	
Sparks from bonfire .
Stove insufficiently protected
Unknown  	
Exposure   	
Hot grease, ignition of .
Smokers' carelessness „.
Unknown   	
Smokers' carelessness	
Friction in conveyer-belt  	
Gasoline, carelessness with
Incendiary 	
Sparks from bonfire   	
$1,290
805
150
$213
130
65,402
36,163
$200
2,000
$1,282
447
1,040
8,893
1,100
161
23
2,000
1,700
723
14,541
238
111,472
$538
300
2,182
1,728
5,810
41
700
10,368
8,437
$1,490
206
$757
12
$272,834
70
$3,210
1,754
259
45
84
241
40
60
25
35,113
$5,605
234
91
525
$300
461
5,042
3,721
$2,245
150
101,908
50
2,200
143,620
30,104
1,696
132
769
272,904
40,831
6,455
62 M  14
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TABLE IV.—CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED
AND CAUSES—Continued
Property
Causes
Amount of Loss
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
46
17
189
71
19
358
53
1
14
287
23
1
23
10
37
13
4
2
1
13
1
6
18
21
1
7
3
10
54
249
28
18
1
8
2
3
50
121
1
49
30
53
$200
11,252
Unknown
Short circuit _	
Gasoline-vapour explosion	
Chimney, defective	
$20,976
50
$20,039
2,000
Compressors	
1
2
267
1
.   .      5
22,039
446
Cranes 	
$2,448
2,304
30
281
1,886
Chimneys—
Defective „ „
...  .     10
Oil-burner explosion	
Short circuit 	
Unknown
Boiler, defective 	
6,949
$405
205
443
571
100
8,297
18,729
4,826
F.lprtriral -ppli-n. p«
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment, sparks from
Unknown _	
Candles and open flames   	
28,750
Dwellings	
$18,914
14,509
182,499
71,631
59,061
82,629
85,263
392
14,560
65,782
3,612
130
12,629
5,882
46,053
61,092
10,134
9,599
160
11,992
516
1,299
21,663
41,962
15
16,478
4,102
6,943
419,233
82,273
63,619
22,450
5,531
14,581
420
11,892
4,522
76,157
376
15,491
16,008
21,668
Chimneys—
Defective or overheated	
Defective wiring	
Electrical appliances	
Fireplaces—
Sparks from  .
Friction in machinery 	
Furnaces or furnace-pipes—
Combustible materials too near  	
Insufficiently protected —	
Sparks from   	
Gas, liquefied petroleum—
Improper installation of appliance  	
.
Gas, natural—
Explosion      	
■
Gasoline—
!
Stoves, lamps, torches   —	
s
I
Kerosene—
1
Matches—
Carelessness with 	
Children with  	
Oil-burners—
Explosion -	 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL,  1957
M 15
TABLE IV.—CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED
AND CAUSES—Continued
Property
Amount of Loss
Electrical repair-shops
Electrical substations 	
Electric-light plants  	
Electric-light and telephone poles
Engines   	
Factories, paper-box
Factories, rag .
Factories, rock-wool insulation-
Factories, sash and door 	
Factories, sausage
Factories, veneer and plywood-
Factories, wooden-box 	
Fences   i	
Fertilizer plants
Fire and police stations
Fish-curing plants
Fishing-boats	
Factories, brick .  1
Factories, candy — -. 1
Factories, clothing    1
Factories, furniture .....  4
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment-
Carelessness with 	
Sparks from 	
Short circuit	
Smokers' carelessness—
In bed 	
In the home  	
In unlisted locations .
While intoxicated 	
Sparks from bonfire —
Sparks from bush fire — 	
Spontaneous ignition 	
Stoves or stove-pipes—
Combustible materials too near .
Defective  .	
Explosion
Insufficiently protected
Sparks from 	
Thawing pipes   —
Unknown   	
Oil-burning equipment, defective
Smokers' carelessness 	
Short circuit .
Unknown 	
Lightning   	
Short circuit 	
Sparks from engine .
Unknown   	
Short circuit
Gasoline-line,
Incendiary ...
Short circuit
Unknown 	
broken
Unknown  	
Electrical appliances
Short circuit
Friction in machinery .
Short circuit 	
Smokers' carelessness ,
Unknown  	
Electrical appliances
Short circuit  	
Spontaneous ignition
Unknown 	
Electrical appliances —
Matches, children with
Smokers' carelessness ..
Electrical appliances —
Unknown   —
Exposure  	
Short circuit  	
Unknown  	
Incendiary
Unknown ..
Ammunition exploding .
Oil-burners—
Defective equipment .
Explosion 	
Unknown 	
Engine back-firing ...
Gasoline—
Broken line  _
Stove	
Vapour explosion
1
2
. 147
.. 213
.1,741
.. 38
1
..  57
2
..  10
.. 142
.. 20
7
.. 131
.. 35
.. 19
.. 344
1
2
$47
91
148,276
23,561
219,991
11,774
40
26,390
1,522
8,337
62,177
23,875
594
226,112
38,739
4,485
1,013,442
$175
60
$88,389
154
$2,277
1,355
145
3,002
$3,413,175
235
88,543
$368
75
310
928
$458
58,288
3,014
300
$6,000
128,260
$25
7,585
noi
50
25
$100
65,099
$2,347
77
116
$5,072
150
1,300
17,420
6,779
25
1,681
1,277
111
45
134,260
35
617
7,610
54
65
111,421
176
65,199
2,540
5,381 M  16
BRITISH COLUMBIA
TABLE IV.—CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED
AND CAUSES—Continued
Property
Foundries
Fruit-packing plants .
Funeral chapels -
Garages, private
Garages, public
33
Gasoline-stations, self-service
Gasoline-stations, service	
Causes
Matches, carelessness with
Oil-burner, defective .
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment, sparks from
Short circuit	
Smokers' carelessness 	
Stove insufficiently protected
Unknown 	
Furnaces or furnace-pipes-
Insufficiently protected ...
Sparks from	
Sparks from bonfire  _
Sparks from grinder 	
Unknown  	
Incendiary 	
Unknown  	
Inflammable vapours, ignition of
Defective wiring 	
Electrical appliances 	
Exposure 	
Fireworks
Gasoline, carelessness with
Hot ashes, coals, etc	
Incendiary
Inflammable vapours, ignition of .
Matches, children with .
Oil-burning equipment, defective
Short circuit  	
Smokers' carelessness 	
Sparks from bonfire
Stove, combustible materials too near
Unknown 	
Chimney, defective 	
Exposure 	
Furnace, sparks from
Gasoline—
Carelessness with	
Vapour  explosion
Inflammable vapours, ignition of	
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment-
Carelessness with 	
Defective „ _  	
Sparks from   _ 	
Short circuit  	
Smokers' carelessness 	
Sparks from grinder	
Stoves or stove-pipes—
Combustible materials too near .
Insufficiently protected	
Unknown — 	
Pump damaged by motor-vehicle
Chimney, sparks from  	
Defective wiring   —
Exposure   	
Gasoline—
Carelessness with - 	
Pump damaged by motor-vehicle .
Vapour explosion  	
Matches—
Carelessness with  	
Children with 	
Motor-vehicle upset
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment, carelessness
with    	
Short circuit   	
Smokers' carelessness 	
Stove insufficiently protected	
Thawing pipes  	
Unknown  	
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
7
6
1
13
1
Amount of Loss
$1,200
200
1,000
4,415
834
3,900
9,323
$88
14,348
108
2,409
2,397
$23
724,157
$2,207
650
295
483
2,249
1,643
3,978
10
2,519
4,691
11,291
2,584
2,112
25
42,062
$2,534
375
1,280
72,878
6,520
356,572
270
100
55
8,115
18
23
74
282
509,189
$47
8,046
12,558
1,149
1,025
1,545
5
95
350
200
518
707
530
6,014
66,441
$44,814
19,350
724,180
59
76,799
958,285
490
99,230 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL,  1957
M 17
TABLE IV.—CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED
AND CAUSES—Continued
Property
Causes
Amount of Loss
Grandstands ____- __
Gravel pits and plants .
Greenhouses	
Halls
15
Hay stacks and balers
Hospitals and institutions     21
Hotels
145
Laboratories, soil-testing
Launches 	
Laundries
Libraries
Lime plants .
Logging camps	
Unknown 	
Short circuit	
Stove insufficiently protected
Unknown 	
Electrical appliances _ 	
Furnace insufficiently protected  -
Gas, liquefied petroleum, defective equipment .
Hot ashes, coals, etc  ,	
Matches, children with .	
Oil-burner explosion  i	
Short circuit 	
Smokers' carelessness 	
Spontaneous ignition	
Stove insufficiently protected .
Unknown — 	
Engine back-firing ...
Sparks from engine
Unknown ._	
Candles and open flames .
Chimney, sparks from .....
Electrical appliances	
Incendiary -	
Matches, children with .	
Short circuit  	
Smokers' carelessness—
In bed — 	
In unlisted locations
Unknown 	
Candles and open flames .
Chimney, defective	
Defective wiring	
Electrical appliances	
Exposure
Fireplace, sparks from 	
Furnace insufficiently protected
Hot grease, ignition of	
Incendiary  _ 	
Oil-burners—
Defective  	
Defective equipment ._
Short circuit 	
Smokers' carelessness—
In bed    	
In unlisted locations _
Sparks from bonfire .
Stove insufficiently protected .
Unknown  	
Short circuit	
Engine back-firing 	
Gasoline-vapour explosion 	
Oil-burning equipment, defective
Short circuit 	
Smokers' carelessness 	
Spontaneous ignition  	
Unknown  	
Boiler, defective	
Electrical appliances
Unknown 	
Dust explosion  	
Dust explosion 	
Friction in pulley 	
Gasoline-line, broken 	
Kerosene, carelessness with
Short circuit 	
Sparks from bonfire
Sparks from bush fire
Sparks from engine	
$278
60
$78
97
32,567
8,616
750
239
20
112
335
20,300
562
$25
700
900
$85
409
99
110
20
49
2,023
1,298
4,049
$227
45
48
140
1,100
37
2,619
4,116
76
150
255
7,548
14,743
3,718
246
75
198,795
$725
12,794
400
450
25
200
5,975
$439
1,769
116
$2,225
13,000
40,000
3,703
37,722
146,688
1,685
$35
8,100
338
63,676
1,625
8,142
233,938
23,000
20,569
2,324
84
732 M  18
BRITISH COLUMBIA
TABLE IV.—CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED
AND CAUSES—Continued
Property
Causes
Amount of Loss
.     15
1
3
4
71
678
Stoves or stove-pipes—
Combustible materials too near 	
1
        1
$300
3,152
83,196
Unknown	
7
1
$331,671
Machine-shops       —           .  .
$500
100
83
36,051
4,000
255
27,252
125
4,500
1,786
9,355
Electrical appliances      	
1
        1
        1
1
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment—
        1
Sparks from     	
Short circuit	
5
1
        1
1
Unknown  	
Hot grease	
Oil-burning equipment, defective 	
1
1
1
       2
84,007
16,000
$160
259,825
.   ...       1
259,985
$567
114,133
Unknown                  	
3
6
114,700
$174
22
306
182
1,954
40
283
100
132
654
3,426
155
184
3,397
4,061
86
900
2,002
8,547
1
        3
Gas, liquefied petroleum—
Explosion   -
1
1
Gas, natural, explosion of   	
1
        1
Heat radiation  	
1
3
2
Oil-burners—
Defective     	
4
2
        8
Smokers' carelessness—
      26
j
          1
Stoves or stove-pipes—
Defective  — -	
1
1
..    .      2
Motor-vehicles (953*)—
Automobiles, passenger	
Unknown 	
Collision     —	
Defective battery connection     	
6
14
1
        1
26,605
$11,436
20
78
1,311
1,365
5,907
2,777
111
32
683
1,573
4,238
402
74
202
272
1,057
10,134
153
6,354
225
4,820
Defective wiring 	
13
        8
      38
      14
        1
Friction—■
        2
7
Gasoline—
       9
        8
        6
        1
        3
        4
3
.. ..     15
2
Matches—
6
Children with  _ _   ..   ..
Motor-vehicle upset        .
3
.   . .       5 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL,  1957
M  19
TABLE IV.—CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED
AND CAUSES—Continued
Property
Causes
Amount of Loss
Motor-vehicles—Continued
Buses 	
Motor-cycles
16
Tractors
m
Trucks
183
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment, sparks from
Short circuit 	
Smokers' carelessness 	
Sparks from bonfire  	
Sparks from bush fire 	
Thawing pipes 	
Unknown   	
Collision    	
Friction in brake-drum	
Gasoline, carelessness with .
Short circuit   	
Smokers' carelessness
Unknown  	
Engine back-firing ...
Fireworks	
Gasoline—
Broken line 	
On exhaust-pipe ...
Vapour explosion
Incendiary 	
Motor-cycle upset ...
Short circuit	
Defective wiring 	
Electrical appliances
Engine back-firing ._..
Exposure   —	
Gasoline—
Broken line 	
Carelessness with „ „	
On exhaust-pipe  	
Vapour explosion 	
Inflammable vapours, ignition of .
Matches, children with .
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment-
Carelessness with 	
Sparks from 	
Short circuit 	
Smokers' carelessness 	
Sparks from bush fire 	
Tractor upset  	
Unknown   	
Chimney, sparks from 	
Collision 	
Defective battery connection .
Defective wiring _. 	
Engine back-firing _ 	
Exposure   	
Friction—
In brake-drum  	
In tires  	
Gas, liquefied petroleum-
Explosion .
Improper use of or defective equipment .
Gasoline—
Broken line  	
Carelessness with  	
On exhaust-pipe   	
Vapour explosion     	
Hot ashes, coals, etc.   	
Incendiary     	
4
199
222
2
1
1
85
$246
46,983
31,226
243
40
350
16,987
$149,299
$481
90
155
150
39
2,362
$3,277
$1,353
55
124
100
270
10
100
30
$2,042
$45
2,150
3,593
1,884
16,031
7,126
650
949
1,000
121
184
11,155
23,545
180
800
425
42,882
$112,720
$1,000
10,060
48
3,320
14,782
12,977
95
630
518
366
12,897
3,559
18,748
729
190
661 M 20
BRITISH COLUMBIA
TABLE IV.—CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED
AND CAUSES—Continued
Property
Causes
3
Matches—
1
2
1
1
48
13
1
1
2
5
34
1
1
1
7
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
3
11
2
3
1
1
3
1
1
1
3
2
1
2
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
12
$400
40
126
225
46,950
2,244
8,469
7,160
2,465
18,875
41,367
Children with 1	
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment—
Sparks from      j	
Smokers' carelessness ~ ....	
Unknown   j
Gasoline, carelessness with _ ..
$208,901
*$476,239
$6,751
300
1,804
45
2
Stove insufficiently protected      ..    .
Unknown  	
Electrical appliances  __    j 	
8,855
Offices 	
$1,352
631
74
256
50
7,566
53
105
1,146
189
685
774
1,773
50,751
119
81
243
1,033
10,537
Hot ashes, coals, etc
Hot grease 	
Incendiary  _.             	
Oil-burners—
Defective  	
Defective equipment  	
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment—
Carelessness with  „	
Sparks from      [
Short circuit	
Smokers' carelessness
Sparks from bonfire . 	
Stoves or stove-pipes—
Combustible materials too near  I	
77,418
$450
3,118
1
Gas, natural, explosion of  	
3,568
240,000
$8,030
150
187
979
50
9,055
12
1
Incendiary   ,' —
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment, sparks f rom.
Smokers'   carelessness  	
Electrical appliances  	
Hot grease  ~  	
Unknown      	
Unknown   	
Smokers'   carelessness    -          	
Defective brooder	
18,451
8,116
$50
17,826
Piggeries
2
1
1
17,876
16,956
200
Poolrooms	
$283
500
117
270
1,450
75
504
20
70
42,193
Poultry-houses 	
      25
9
Gasoline carelessness     	
Inflammable vapours, ignition of ~ ..
Oil-burning equipment, defective	
Sparks from bonfire     	
Unknown 	
45,482
1
2
$20
2,800
Short circuit     	 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1957
M 21
TABLE IV.—CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED
AND CAUSES—Continued
Property
Causes
Amount of Loss
Power-saws
Printing plants
Pumps and pump-houses .
11
Railroad rolling-stock .
10
Railroad stations and properties
Refineries, sugar
Restaurants  	
Rinks, ice-skating
Rock-crushers 	
Rooming-houses ....
Unknown
Gasoline-line, broken
Sparks from bonfire
Electrical appliances
Oil-burner, defective
Unknown 	
Candles and open flames
Gasoline—
Carelessness with 	
Vapour explosion .
Kerosene, carelessness with .
Lightning   	
Short circuit 	
Sparks from bonfire
Thawing pipes 	
Unknown  	
Collision   	
Incendiary    	
Smokers' carelessness _	
Stove, combustible materials too near
Unknown 	
Furnace insufficiently protected
Sparks from bonfire  	
Unknown  	
Short circuit    	
Chimney, defective 	
Electrical appliances  	
Gas, liquefied petroleum, improper installation of
appliance  _ — _ 	
Gas, natural, improper use of equipment	
Hot ashes	
Hot grease 	
Inflammable vapours, ignition of	
Lightning       _	
Matches—
Carelessness with 	
Children with   _	
Oil-burner, defective 	
Short circuit   	
Smokers' carelessness 	
Stoves or stove-pipes—
Combustible materials too near
Insufficiently protected   _
Sparks from 	
Thawing pipes    	
Unknown    	
Electrical appliances — — 	
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment, sparks from
Chimneys—
Defective or overheated 	
Sparks from  	
Electrical appliances
Exposure
Furnace insufficiently protected
Gasoline carelessness 	
Hot ashes	
Hot grease  	
Incendiary    	
Matches, children with 	
Smokers' carelessness—
In bed   	
In the home  	
In unlisted locations .
While intoxicated 	
Sparks from bonfire 	
1
2
2
1
1
1
3
2
1
30
27
3
1
2
$33,139
$725
164
$1,206
75
5,803
$10
422
900
387
386
500
935
300
850
$146
50
15,466
300
6,906
1,666
15,000
4,175
$537
6,834
1,600
1,250
5,875
60,277
22,931
1,200
451
715
566
150
12,862
1,570
25
21,607
61
10,553
$637
15
210
382
60
53
50
148
101
100
4,168
7,276
210
40
134
$35,959
889
7,084
4,690
22,868
20,841
1,607
149,064
75
351 M 22
BRITISH COLUMBIA
TABLE IV.—CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED
AND CAUSES—Continued
Property
Causes
Amount of Loss
Sawmills
Schools
93
25
Sheds
Stoves or stove-pipes—
Combustible materials too near
Insufficiently protected 	
Unknown   _ 	
Boilers or boiler-pipes, defective or overheated .
Electrical appliances
Electro-welding equipment, sparks from
Exposure
Friction in machinery
Gasoline—
Carelessness with 	
Vapour explosion .
Hot grease, oil, tar, etc., ignition of .
Incendiary    	
Lightning
Oil-burning equipment, defective 	
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment-
Carelessness with 	
Sparks from   	
Short circuit	
Sparks from engine 	
Sparks from mill burner	
Stove insufficiently protected
Unknown 	
Candles and open flames ..
Chimney, sparks from	
Electrical appliances	
Furnaces or furnace-pipes
Defective   	
Insufficiently protected ..
Incendiary
Inflammable vapours, ignition of .
Matches, children with 	
Oil-burners—
Defective 	
Defective equipment _ 	
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment-
Carelessness with  	
Sparks from   	
Short circuit  	
Smokers' carelessness 	
Unknown   _.  	
Boiler, defective 	
Children playing with fire
Chimney, sparks from	
Electrical appliances 	
Exposure
Friction in conveyer-belt 	
Gas, liquefied petroleum, explosion of .
Gasoline—
Lamp
Vapour explosion ..
Hot ashes, coals, etc.
Incendiary
Inflammable vapours, ignition of .
Matches, children with	
Oil-burners—
Defective      	
Explosion
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment, sparks from
Short circuit  	
Smokers' carelessness     	
Sparks from bonfire   _ 	
Sparks from grinder — 	
Spontaneous ignition   	
Stoves or stove-pipes—
Combustible materials too near  .	
Defective   	
$35
6,018
2,488
$19,135
8,567
749
3,127
456,348
27,729
2,661
16,000
8,500
460
3,574
16,500
639,914
17,477
26,693
360,046
14,836
995,283
$746
70
3,199
2,500
20,434
700
100
55
934
270
1,392
5,830
565
1,642
112,461
Insufficiently protected
$5,097
5
2,640
115
1,356
100
1,102
20
850
89
395
585
19,847
530
853
79
5,185
852
2,726
150
425
814
500
4,277
$22,125
2,617,599
150,898 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL,  1957
M 23
TABLE IV.—CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED
AND CAUSES—Continued
Property
Causes
Amount of Loss
Sheet-metal works
Shingle-mills —   13
Ships   .. 2
Shipyards .____:     2
Smelting plants _ 37
Steel-fabricating plants
Stores
203
Sparks from
Thawing pipes
Unknown  	
Hot ashes, coals, etc.       	
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment, carelessness
with .   	
Sparks from grinder   	
Boiler, defective      	
Friction in machinery —
Sparks from grinder 	
Sparks from mill burner
Spontaneous ignition 	
Unknown  	
Boiler, defective or overheated .
Unknown  —	
Smokers' carelessness
Unknown  	
Defective wiring	
Electrical appliances 	
Friction in machinery 	
Furnaces or furnace-pipes-
Insufficiently protected _
Sparks from  	
Gasoline—
Broken line  	
Stoves, lamps, torches 	
Inflammable vapours, ignition of
Lightning  .....   ..  	
Matches, carelessness with	
Molten metal   	
Oil-burner, defective    	
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment-
Carelessness with   	
Sparks from  —	
Short circuit    :..	
Furnace insufficiently protected
Unknown   	
Electrical appliances
Exposure 	
Fireworks    	
Furnace insufficiently protected 	
Gas, natural, explosion of  	
Gasoline, carelessness with —
Hot grease, oil, tar, etc., ignition of.
Incendiary   	
Matches—
Carelessness with	
Children with  	
Oil-burners—
Defective      	
Defective equipment  	
Explosion  —
Short circuit   	
Smokers' carelessness 	
Sparks from bonfire  	
Sparks from grinder 	
Spontaneous ignition   	
Stoves or stove-pipes—
Combustible materials too near
Explosion  	
Insufficiently protected  	
Sparks from  	
Thawing pipes   	
Unknown   	
50
$1,086
206
84,959
$449
50
1,529
$50
2,334
163,323
4.809
1,556
82,870
$500
1,119
$342
65,275
$150
160
175
250
95
10
140
50
155
23
25
300
1,125
45
995
$9,890
3,053
$509
18,644
2,214
4,832
4,500
367
478
56,690
66
10,313
9,565
6,693
996
33,605
72,451
1,671
644
2,600
85
167
38,782
40
496
251,242
$134,843
2,028
254,942
1,619
3,698
12,943
517,650 M 24
BRITISH COLUMBIA
TABLE IV.—CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED
AND CAUSES—Continued
Property
Causes
Amount of Loss
Stores and apartments ._.     49
Stores and dwellings
Stores and offices
Stores and rooms
38
Tanneries   1
Tar-pots    _   3
Telephone exchanges   1
Tents  -  4
Theatres
Chimney, defective   	
Electrical appliances   ~ 	
Exposure     	
Fireworks  _  	
Hot ashes, coals, etc.     	
Incendiary  	
Matches, children with 	
Oil-burners—
Defective    _ 	
Defective equipment    	
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment, sparks from
Short circuit    	
Smokers' carelessness   	
Stoves or stove-pipes—
Defective 	
Insufficiently protected _.  	
Sparks from   	
Unknown    	
Chimney, defective   	
Electrical appliances   _ 	
Exposure
Gas, liquefied petroleum, explosion of .
Gasoline carelessness	
Incendiary
Matches, carelessness with	
Oil-burning equipment, defective
Short circuit  	
Smokers' carelessness  	
Stoves or stove-pipes—
Combustible materials too near .
Explosion
Insufficiently protected
Unknown  	
Electrical appliances
Oil-burners—
Defective  	
Sparks from
Smokers' carelessness  	
Sparks from bonfire 	
Stove, combustible materials too near
Thawing pipes     	
Unknown     	
Chimneys—
Defective  	
Sparks from 	
Electrical appliances
Exposure  	
Hot grease  	
Inflammable vapours, ignition of .
Oil-burners—
Broken line  	
Defective   	
Short circuit	
Smokers' carelessness	
Stove insufficiently protected
Thawing pipes _
Unknown   	
Friction in machinery
Hot tar, ignition of 	
Unknown  	
Chimney, sparks from _
Gasoline carelessness _	
Smoking while intoxicated _.
Stove insufficiently protected .
Chimney,  defective ....
Exposure   	
Smokers' carelessness
$50,202
15
30,653
1,123
334
50
150
15,642
57
41
2,196
87,056
50
51
17,552
13,377
$18,439
2,688
17,500
269
166
2,067
73
20,090
3,068
498
24,787
3,945
9,827
95,579
$384
482
315
66
35
400
31,581
24,875
$22
106
25,500
4,377
52,009
5,163
63
1,143
85
1,575
4,666
296
153,385
$270
50
250
250
$345
460
50
$218,549
198,996
58,138
248,390
1,446
809
868
820
855 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1957
TABLE IV.—CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY
AND CAUSES—Continued
M 25
BURNED
Property
Causes
Amount of Loss
Trailers and semi-trailers  —     11
Trailers, house      22
Tug-boats        8
l
l
4
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
3
2
2
2
3
1
2
1
2
2
1
2
2
1
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
15
1
1
2
3
1
1
!
i
i
i
i
3
.7,797
$357
379
10,644
1,315
483
367
6,750
Friction—
Thawing pipes          	
Unknown	
$94
12,100
434
1,393
3,081
461
182
2,170
487
2,370
5,764
322
5,306
Gas, liquefied petroleum—
Defective equipment  _ , _	
Gasoline—
Carelessness with	
Stove   _	
Oil-burners—■
Defective	
$15,376
11,400
12,692
6,000
23,500
Warehouses       37
Short circuit  - -
Smoking in bed  ,,	
$1,153
13,000
9,526
110
360
5,500
4,630
391
100
69
2,564
57,500
143
946
880
50
419,091
Electro-welding equipment, sparks from  „	
Friction—
In machinery	
Oil-burners—
Defective    _ _„
Explosion  	
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment—
Sparks from	
Short circuit	
Smokers' carelessness .
Thawing pipes   ,
Unknown ...
52
$230
325
9,376
1,169
6,477
Exposure —_	
Oxy-gas welding or cutting equipment—
Short circuit 	
$176
30
39
126
150
962
112,682
Totals  7,797
Furnace, combustible materials too near	
Oil-burning equipment, defective  _	
Unknown    	
$14,534,628 M 26
BRITISH COLUMBIA
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TABLE VII.—LOSS OF LIFE, 1948-57
M 27
Occupancy
Number
of Fires
Cause of Fire
Loss of Life
Men
Women
Children
Aeroplanes-	
4
3
38
2
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
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1
8
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Collision (1)    	
Apartments. 	
Smokers' carelessness (2)—
Dwellings	
1
Electrical appliances (2)	
Fireplace, sparks from (2)	
1
Gasoline (6)—
1
Used to kindle fire (3)	
2
Inflammable vapours, ignition of (1) 	
Kerosene (2) —
1
2
3
Oil-burner explosion (1) _	
Smokers' carelessness (3)—
Stoves or stove-pipes (9) —
Combustible materials too near (1) 	
1
18
4
Electrical substations.	
Gasoline-vapour explosion	
Smoking while intoxicated  	
1
Natural-gas explosion	
Gasoline-vapour explosion (1)	
Poultry-houses 	
Inflammable vapours, ignition of..	
-
Smoking in bed 	
Workshops   	
67
45
38
26
29
24
27
19
28
24
29
12
16
11
13
13
6
12
13
6
5
41
Totals  1956
31
Totals, 1955
28
30
Totals  1953
19
Totals, 1952
	
17
Totals, 1951
18
Totals, 1950
	
19
Totals, 1949	
15
Totals, 1948 	
24
Ten-year totals	
289
107
242
Printed by Don McDiarmid, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1959
660-1258-6936 

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