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 ANNUAL REPORT
OF THE
FIRE
MARSHAL
FOR
1972
BRITISH
COLUMBIA
Hon. Alex. Macdonald, Q.C. Henry K. Jenns
Attorney-General of British Columbia Fire Marshal of British Columbia
DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL
  To the Honourable Walter S. Owen, Q.C, LL.D.,
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia.
May it please Your Honour:
The undersigned has the honour to present the Fifty-first Annual Report of the
Fire Marshal for the year ended December 31, 1972.
ALEX. MACDONALD, Q.C.
A ttorney-General
Victoria, B.C., July 18, 1973.
  TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
Report of the Fire Marshal  7
City Municipalities  10
District Municipalities  10
Fire Districts  11
Town Municipalities  11
Village Municipalities  11
AC    Action Taken  12
AD    Automatic Fire Detection System  12
AL    Transmission of Alarm to Fire Department  12
AO    Act or Omission  12
BC    Building Capacity  13
BH    Building Height  13
DW   Day of the Week.  14
EX    Method of Fire Control and Extinguishment  14
FC    Fire Casualties  15
FH    Form of Heat  16
FS    Fire Service  16
FU    Fuel or Energy  16
GC    General Construction  16
GF    Ground Floor Area  16
IN    Incident  16
LI   Date of Last Inspection  17
LV    Level of Origin  17
MF   Manual Fire Protection Facilities  17
MI   Material First Ignited  17
OA    Area of Origin of Fire   18
OC    Occupant of Area of Origin   19
OF    Outside Fire Protection  20
PC    Property Complex  20
PM    Property Management  20
PR    Property Classification List  20
PT    Property Type  24
PV    Property Value  24
SI    Source of Ignition  24
SP    Sprinkler Protection  26
TI    Time  26
WM    Size of Water Main  26
WS    Water Supply—Flow.  26
XD    Extent of Damage  26
XF   Extent of Fire  26
YC    Year of Construction  26
Fire Crime Statistics Appendix A
Inspections Made and Orders Issued by Local Assistants to the Fire Marshal	
 Appendix B
Ten-year Comparative Statement of Fire Losses Appendix C
Loss of Life, 1963-72 Appendix D
Ten-year Fire Summary Appendix E
  REPORT OF THE FIRE MARSHAL
Office of the Fire Marshal,
Vancouver, B.C., July 18, 1973.
The Honourable Alex. Barrett Macdonald, Q.C,
Attorney-General, Victoria, B.C.
Sir: I beg to submit the 51st Annual Report of the Fire Marshal for the year
ended December 31, 1972.
This is the first report following the introduction in this Province on January 1,
1972, of the Uniform Fire Reporting System. The Fire and Casualty Reports made
by the Local Assistants to the Fire Marshal are ultimately processed by the Provincial Data Processing Division.
The use of this Reporting System will provide us with the information necessary
to isolate specific fire problem areas, particularly with respect to the locations of fires
and their probable cause.
Comparisons between this Annual Report and following Annual Reports will
be included in the text in each case to provide an instant reference to losses and
incidents suffered in that category in the previous year. The introduction of new
categories this year prevents us from doing this in this particular Report and for
your convenience we have included in the text (in parentheses) the loss or applicable total.
In the year 1972 there was a total of 8,120 (7,454) * fires reported with a loss
of $37,389,116 ($34,716,758). This is the highest number of fires and the largest
dollar loss suffered through the ravages of fire.
I regret to have to report that 100 (153) persons lost their lives in fires during
the year. These included 46 (81) men, 24 (39) women, and 30 (33) children.
The greatest single cause of fires contributing to these deaths was carelessnesss with
smokers' materials.
Fire Advisory Service
The increase in the activities of the regional districts continues to point out the
need of establishing district offices so as to provide inspectional and administrative
assistance to municipalities and unorganized areas.
The Certification and Acceptance Programme for automobile fire-fighting
apparatus continues to provide an important facility to municipalities which require
this service in the purchase of such apparatus.
The matter of fire department training requirements has received considerable
attention, and in particular the need of a training or certification programme at the
officer level.
To this end we now serve on the Advisory Councils of local regional colleges
and anticipate that this subject will be high on the list of priorities for the forthcoming year.
Our staff Inspectors made 751 (525) inspections pursuant to the Fire Marshal
Act and regulations, while 63,940 (84,104) were made by Local Assistants to the
Fire Marshal. A total of 888 (588) Fire Marshal orders was issued and 13 (1)
appeals were heard and determined.
* Total for previous year.
 B 8 BRITISH COLUMBIA
British Columbia Emergency Fire Defence Plan
All facets of the Emergency Fire Defence Plan continue to be updated; while
close liaison is maintained with the Canadian Forces, emphasis is being placed on
peace-time emergencies. Municipalities continue to take advantage of the availability of fire pumpers (which have been assigned to zones by this office) for training
and emergency purposes.
We also maintain a reciprocal working arrangement with the provinces and
states of the Pacific Northwest. The Fire Marshals of British Columbia and States
of Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Montana, and the Fire Commissioners of Alberta,
Saskatchewan, and Manitoba have met and are in communication on matters of
mutual concern in the field of fire prevention and fire protection. By virtue of a
reciprocal Aid Agreement, hose thread-adapters are being maintained at all border-
crossing points between British Columbia and Washington, Idaho, and Montana in
the event that circumstances may require British Columbia Fire Service operations
in any one of those states or vice versa.
Fire Investigation Service
During the year a total of 756 (684) fires was fully investigated. These included fires where there were loss of life, major damage, violations of regulations
or by-laws enacted for the prevention of fires, or for the protection of life and
property against fire, or the fires appeared to be of suspicious origin. Our staff
Inspectors were involved in 276 (222) investigations. Arising out of these investigations, 126 (106) persons were charged with fire crimes under the Criminal Code
of Canada. Altogether 138 (121) charges were laid and, of these, 48 resulted
in convictions, 5 were dismissed, 69 are pending, and the remainder dealt with
otherwise.
By special arrangement, the Fire Marshal is the focal point within the Province
for the collecting and reporting of selected fire-crime statistics to Statistics Canada,
and these are included in Appendix A.
Fire Service Training
Our Travelling Instructional Units conducted Courses in fire-fighting at 72
(68) fire departments. Sixty-two four-day specialized courses in Marine Fighting
were conducted in conjunction with the Marine Engineering Department of Vancouver City College, Vancouver Vocational Institute Division. This is the only
Ministry of Transport approved course of its kind on the Pacific Coast. Since the
Canadian Forces have vacated the Vancouver Wireless Station, the property has
reverted to the Department of Transport, and we are now looking into the feasibility
of obtaining quarters for a Fire Training Academy to enable us to continue with our
Fire Training Programme. The training programme will include facilities for the
continuation of the Marine Fire-fighter Course, together with an Industrial Fire
Training Programme to be operated in co-operation with the Workmen's Compensation Board as well as Officer and Fire-fighter Training Courses for municipal fire
departments.
Public Information Services
Our Film Library continues to provide a very valuable fire-safety information
service. Films are made available at no charge to any municipal, volunteer, or
industrial fire department and to any group of persons interested in fire safety.
 REPORT OF THE FIRE MARSHAL, 1972 B 9
We anticipate some expense in the replacement of films which are becoming unsuitable for current showing. Changes in such items as clothing styles often make a
film unacceptable, notwithstanding that the message the film conveys is as current
as it has always been. We also participate in displays, give lectures, and issue
directives on fire safety as deemed necessary.
The bulletin File for Reference has been well accepted. Eleven issues were
made to our Local Assistants to the Fire Marshal and to other interested persons.
Public Safety
We continue to be extremely busy in the matter of public safety. This year,
1,184 (1,102) plans and specifications were processed by our Engineering Section.
Such plans and specifications are scrutinized for compliance with applicable regulations or are processed at the request of our Local Assistant to the Fire Marshal
in whose jurisdiction the building or installation is to be made.
This year we were again very much involved with the installation of compressed-gas systems, particularly in the field of mobile homes and recreational
vehicles. Their increasing popularity is reflected in that we issued 10,377 (6,587)
Fire Marshal Approval Labels in servicing 278 dealer and manufacturer applicants,
and 296 units were inspected and tested.
Moving-picture projectionist examinations, held pursuant to the Fire Marshal Act and regulations, were attended by 11 (22) applicants, and as a result 6
(16) first-class, 2 (5) second-class, and 3 (1) third-class projectionist licences
were issued.
During 1972 we were pleased to have had as guests Fire Commissioner Bridges,
Alberta, and Rex Jordan, Assistant to the Inspector of Insurance and State Fire
Marshal for the State of Washington.
Statistical information is given each year to the Dominion Fire Commissioner,
Fire Marshals, and Fire Commissioners across Canada and the United States,
insurance companies, adjusters, and libraries, to the Local Assistants to the Fire
Marshal, and others.
For tabulating purposes, detailed records of all large-loss and multiple-death
fires are sent to the National Fire Protection Association for inclusion in fire-loss
surveys.
I would like to thank the members of the various fire and police departments,
the British Columbia Research Council, the National Harbours Board, Civil Defence Organization, and my staff for excellent co-operation.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
HENRY K. JENNS
Fire Marshal
 B 10
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Fire Statistics, 1972
Incidents
Loss
Injured
Dead
City Municipalities
6
468
62
30
30
56
21
2
4
10
3
107
89
14
25
78
27
139
173
98
77
72
253
36
42
13
7
73
1,850
49
320
27
17
50
14
85
12
125
191
1
33
2
7
14
30
91
23
12
65
36
37
2
215
31
3
3
10
46
210
148
9
8
35
4
20
6
26
449
33
99
$
5,770
599,131
34,671
85,022
40,651
765,092
54,686
3,000
20,940
20,551
19,624
629,767
369,391
3,437
124,305
66,496
132,115
497,546
978,470
170,184
113,006
146,209
448,558
132,668
55,588
22,399
16,871
95,946
5,991,641
17,232
287,031
28,683
34,381
322,259
37,928
179,754
30,453
306,261
551,495
1,500
59,953
50
106,375
77,873
211,947
384,698
159,564
68,636
271,606
247,556
265,785
2,700
656,337
50,248
15,425
3,083
35,395
897,342
461,260
243,120
13,321
13,415
80,623
19,290
49,563
21,189
140,674
1,159,300
171,267
174,180
6
2
3
5
2
5
3
2
6
8
4
6
1
52
8
7
1
1
2
6
1
4
1
1
1
17
1
7
1
2
1
15
2
2
2
1
1
Revelstoke         .
Trail      .                                   	
21
2
White Rock _	
District Municipalities
1
Delta..                           _
Kent  '
2
2
2
Oak Bay       -                            .     _                   	
1
Port Hardy           _    - 	
Powell River. .
1
3
1
1
1
4
 REPORT OF THE FIRE MARSHAL, 1972
Fire Statistics, 1972—Continued
B 11
Incidents
Loss
Injured i  Dead
Fire Districts
Cariboo County..
Colwood	
loco 	
Kootenay County..
Langford	
Nanaimo County—
Ocean Falls..
Prince Rupert County..
Sooke.
University Area	
Vancouver County.
Victoria County.	
View Royal-
Westminster County-
Yale County	
Town Municipalities
Castlegar..
Comox	
Creston	
Golden—
Hope-
Fort St. John.
Kinnaird	
Ladysmith	
Merritt	
Quesnel	
Sidney	
Smithers	
Valleyview 	
Williams Lake.
Village Municipalities
Abbotsford	
Alert Bay	
Ashcroft	
Burns Lake	
Cache Creek..
Chetwynd	
Chase 	
Clinton	
Cumberland-
Fraser Lake-
Fort Nelson-
Fruitvale	
Gibsons Landing..
Hazelton	
Harrison Hot Springs..
100 Mile House	
Invermere  _	
Kaslo  	
Keremeos 	
Lions Bay	
Lake Cowichan..
Lillooet	
Logan Lake	
Lumby 	
Lytton	
Massett	
McBride	
Midway	
Montrose	
Nakusp	
New Denver-
Oliver	
Osoyoos	
Parksville	
Pouce Coupe-
Port Edward-
Port McNeill-
Port Alice	
340
11
3
134
21
181
4
90
4
36
42
24
11
57
266
5
6
9
6
9
23
4
12
12
30
2
10
19
22
41
7
1
13
2
12
5
3
1
1
5
1
6
3
2
6
3
2
2
5
7
2
1
10
8
1
3
2
1
3
3
4
7
3
4
2
12
2,912,531
52,334
11,116
2,280,231
103,569
1,939,895
10,775
1,569,366
21,458
132,865
482,338
712,350
35,297
317,421
2,422,533
7,723
2,051
60,564
19,375
16,954
78,981
41,835
71,655
560,677
107,102
370
49,386
723,450
118,711
23,207
44,824
50
105,858
10,988
2,034,107
29,898
2,586
350
3,000
5,834
1,400
1,608
20,500
700
60,566
8,552
610
1,923
7.000
12,075
23,600
22,000
1,174
41,910
42,638
600
8,475
100
553
17,000
16,603
23,683
15,050
8,700
5,100
1,144
19,441
	
1
2
10
3
7
8
2
3
5
1
11
 B 12
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Fire Statistics, 1972—Continued
Incidents
Loss
Injured
Dead
Village Municipalities—Continued
Princeton	
Qualicum Beach-
Salmo- 	
Sayward—
Sechelt	
South Fort George-
Fort St. James	
Slocan	
Tahsis	
Telkwa.—
Torino—
Ucluelet.
Valemount	
Vanderhoof	
Warfield	
Zeballos	
AC000
AC001
AC002
AC003
AC004
AC005
AC006
AC007
AC008
AC009
ADOOO
AD001
AD002
AD003
AD004
AD005
AD006
AD007
AD008
AD009
AC   Action Taken
Unknown or not applicable	
Extinguished by occupant  	
Burned out—no extinguishment attempted-
Extinguished by fire department 	
Investigation only. 	
Removal of hazard   	
Shut off gas, oil, electricity  _ 	
Salvage.
Ambulance service-
Unclassified	
AD   Automatic Fire Detection System
Unknown or not applicable-
Complete—Heat—Alarm to fire department or central station	
Local alarm only     	
C or S products—Alarm to fire department or central station-
Local alarm only -   —	
Partial—Heat—Alarm to fire department or central station	
Local alarm only..
C or S products—alarm to fire department or central station-
Local alarm only  _  	
Unclassified  _   -	
AL    Transmission of Alarm to Fire Department
ALOOO    Unknown or not applicable   	
AL001    Telephone.
AL002 Fire-alarm system—Municipal.
AL003       Automatic 	
AL004       Manual  	
AL005    Automatic sprinkler system	
AL006 Direct verbal report to fire hall~
AL007   No alarm -  	
AL008   Siren	
AL009   Transmission of alarm to fire department, unclassified ..
AO    Act or Omission
AO000
AO011
AO012
AO015
AO016
AO019
AO020
AO021
AO022
AO023
AO024
AO025
AO026
AO029
AO030
AO031
AO032
Unknown— —  	
Criminal offence	
Incendiarism, suspected incendiarism, no charges laid.
Mischief, vandalism, charges laid  	
No charges laid...  	
Arson or other fires—Unclassified or unknown.	
Misuse of source of ignition.
Disposal of smokers' material—	
Thawing  ._ _ —
Inadequate control of "open" fire-
Child playing with-
Welding or cutting too close-
Torch too close. 	
Unclassified or unknown	
Misuse of material ignited	
Fuel spilled accidentally	
Improper fuelling technique...
2
6
1
5
1
7
11
2
1
2,480
1,348
599
3,339
44
43
59
12
3
233
7,620
32
30
5
1
16
224
52
48
92
2,597
4,374
100
18
35
1
103
715
114
63
1.221
159
348
8
265
58
2
674
30
103
262
51
44
173
2
110
27
$
12,052
2,933
1,541
90,000
72,000
7,350
500
1,450
55,378
12,000
24,000
15,000
61,216
44,889
4,125,089
806,405
5,370,683
21,889,037
156,075
102,277
223,399
86,900
2,500
4,626,751
33,251,789
1,275,286
140,205
200
100
231,386
389,424
17,320
1,380,387
703,019
7,165,614
23,863,204
713,023
1,295,268
116,791
1,149
551,145
1,968,592
792,938
921,392
1,887,820
2,770,411
1,579,789
15,346
608,363
242,056
19,800
2,200,150
2,082,883
423,525
410,906
233,633
143,816
999,690
1,281
346,146
34,147
25
31
9
143
2
4
11
23
174
6
7
1
12
3
21
59
2
205
95
7
1
2
2
5
2
1
15
64
5
2
1
9
14
4
3
2
3
4
1
1
1
1
1
18
8
2
6
1
6
8
3
8
6
 REPORT OF THE FIRE MARSHAL, 1972
Fire Statistics, 1972—Continued
B 13
Incidents
Loss
Injured
Dead
AO033
AO034
AO035
AO036
AO037
AO038
AO039
AO040
AO041
AO042
AO043
AO044
AO045
AO046
AO049
AO050
AO051
AO052
AO053
AO054
AO055
AO059
AO060
AO069
AO070
AO071
AO072
AO073
AO074
AO075
AO076
AO079
AO080
AO081
AO082
AO083
AO085
AO086
AO089
AO090
AO099
BCOOO
BC001
BC002
BC003
BC004
BC005
BC006
BC007
BC008
BC009
BHOOO
BH001
BH002
BH003
BH004
BH005
BH006
BH007
BH008
BH009
BH010
BH011
BH012
BH013
BH014
BH015
AO   Act or Omission—Continued
Flammable liquid to kindle fire	
Cleaning, washing parts 	
Improper container, metal  	
Plastic	
Combustible placed too close to heat-
Improper storage-
Unclassified or unknown-
Mechanical and electrical failure-
Part failure, leak, break	
Automatic control failure	
Manual control failure 	
Electrical short circuit 	
Lack of maintenance	
Part worn out 	
Unknown or unclassified 	
Construction, design, or installation deficiency-
Design deficiency	
Construction deficiency	
Installed too close to combustible  	
Other installation deficiency	
Overfusing
Unclassified or unknown-
Misuse of equipment	
Unclassified or unknown-
Human failing 	
Asleep-
Temporary loss of judgment-
Physical disability	
Accident (personal)	
Influence of alcohol 	
Of drugs
Unclassified or unknown .
Vehicle accident	
Automobile _	
Industrial truck	
Other road vehicle	
Watercraft	
Aircraft 	
Unclassified or unknown-
Miscellaneous _
Unclassified or unknown..
BC   Building Capacity
Unknown or not applicable   	
0-     10 _ _	
11-     60	
100 	
300...
500...
61-
101-
301-
501-1,000
1,001-2,500
Over-2,500
Unclassified
BH   Building Height
Not applicable..
1-storey ....
2-storey	
3-storey	
4-storey	
5-storey	
6-storey	
7-storey	
8-storey. 	
9-storey— —
10-storey.	
ll-storey_ —..
12-storey_	
13-storey	
14-storey	
15-storey	
19
15
9
9
154
51
106
12
480
150
16
645
112
28
458
1
25
30
59
26
1
34
3
94
3
95
34
9
50
85
17
471
3
59
12
4
9
1
19
18
1,157
4,069
2,825
522
196
273
66
53
15
5
96
3,908
1,953
893
301
71
71
13
9
19
10
293
12
29
2
15
18
59,402
37,187
29,170
9,586
577,542
277,809
319,945
16,575
1,205,692
314,030
56,386
1,516,775
197,498
80,919
2,641,248
3,000
699,013
121,728
240,464
118,065
50
243,988
4,300
895,978
15,035
299,570
26,997
1,799
114,494
228,607
10,575
1,129,478
9,400
172,601
211,261
4.800
147,800
8,000
28,860
261,507
11,052,220
8,308,400
13,144,691
7,362,467
1,464,641
4,404,673
464,399
356,241
280,407
5,625
1,597,572
6,940,565
11,955,542
7,708,126
2,104,768
1,391,925
950,110
26,258
1,950
64,542
2.528
2,661,421
41,324
72,311
6,430
310,459
82,922
3
6
2
6
2
14
2
18
3
15
4
33
50
129
19
6
15
3
2
48
68
59
16
4
18
1
2
1
5
2
1
2
	
11
1
	
1
5
2
2
22
16
64
11
1
6
3
17
26
23
6
1
1
12
2
1
1
 B 14
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Fire Statistics, 1972—Continued
Incidents
Loss
Injured
Dead
BH   Building Height—Continued
BH016 16-storey-
BH017 17-storey—
BH018 18-storey—
BH019 19-storey...
BH020 20-storey...
BH021 21-storey—
BH022 22-storey—
BH023 23-storey....
BH024 24-storey—
BH025 25-storey...
BH026 26-storey—
BH027 27-storey....
BH028 28-storey—
BH029 29-storey—
BH030 30-storey—
BH033 33-storey-
BH035 35-storey....
BH040 40-storey—
BH061 Unknown.
DW00O Unknown—
DW001 Sunday.	
DW002 Monday	
DW003 Tuesday.—..
DW004 Wednesday..
DW005 Thursday	
DW006 Friday _
DW007 Saturday	
DW   Day of the Week
EX000
EXO10
EX011
EX012
EX013
EX014
EX015
EX016
EX017
EX018
EX019
EX020
EX021
EX022
EX023
EX024
EX025
EX026
EX029
EX030
EX031
EX032
EX033
EX034
EX035
EX036
EX037
EX038
EX039
EX040
EX041
EX042
EX043
EX044
EX045
EX047
EX048
EX049
EX050
EX052
EX   Method of Fire Control and Extinguishment
Method of extinguishment—Unknown	
Unknown Extinguisher.. 	
Water-pump tank    - 	
Water pressurized 	
Water soda—Acid.     	
Foam   	
Vapourizing liquid _ 	
CO2 - - -
Dry chemical-
Multipurpose dry chemical-
Unclassified  	
Unknown hose	
Small hose—lV4-inch nominal size—Straight stream nozzle-
Combination nozzle	
Large hose—2J/^-inch nominal size—Straight stream nozzle-
Combination nozzle    _. _—
Continuous flow hose—less than V^-inch—Straight stream nozzle
Combination nozzle 	
Unclassified       	
Makeshift—Unknown       	
Garden hose	
Water bucket... 	
Small water-container..
Sand bucket 	
Dry chemical and scoop.
Baking-soda	
Smothering by covering...
Snow—  	
Unclassified — 	
Water—Unknown  —
Booster hose—1-inch or less „
1 W-inch hose—One hoseline..
Two or more hoselines	
2V4-inch hose—One hoseline..
Two or more hoselines	
Combinations of IY2-, 2V4-, 3-inch or larger hoselines..
Portable water deluge set  	
Unclassified    	
Vehicle—Unknown      	
Crash-fire foam vehicle—Using handlines-
6
3
9
3
150
2
6
3
4
4
1
1
2
2
41
1
4
5
256
1,369
980
920
949
910
955
983
1,054
1,278
195
214
89
5
6
6
216
320
16
37
4
36
39
10
22
3
7
2
110
177
181
210
10
5
24
138
33
48
35
1,210
332
601
40
124
390
14
12
2
2
$
18,953
850
36,379
31,274
579,040
289
25,384
1,450
37,315
42,753
30,000
90
12,585
33,350
237,827
200
13,400
3,453
1,963,343
2,055,913
3,993,723
3,897,763
5,051,928
3,940,477
4,504,963
6,259,909
7,684,440
2,017,099
271,464
192,889
69,525
2,970
18,083
26,080
333,962
620,761
24,930
71,933
108,859
220,283
143,425
122,250
169,385
22,500
2,600
255
56,208
255,400
208,588
48,266
17,598
4,450
9,866
58,594
146,034
27,031
355,157
1,759,737
880,780
5,116,446
113,497
3,780,743
8,734,370
134,775
349,501
218
9,800
22
37
27
22
38
45
36
24
17
40
2
3
40
3
16
20
12
11
9
14
18
1
4
3
3
8
11
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
5
6
2
4
2
1
2
8
5
1
3
2
5
2
11
1
5
18
 REPORT OF THE FIRE MARSHAL, 1972
B  15
Fire Statistics, 1972—Continued
I
Incidents       Loss      I Injured   Dead
EX    Method of Fire Control and Extinguishment—Continued
EX053
EX055
EX056
EX059
EX060
EX061
EX062
EX063
EX064
EX066
EX069
EX071
EX072
EX080
EX081
EX082
EX089
EX090
EX091
EX093
EX099
FCOOO
FC001
FC005
FC007
FC008
FC010
FC011
FC012
FC013
FC014
FC016
FC017
FC018
FC019
FC020
FC021
FC022
FC023
FC024
FO025
FC026
FC027
FC029
FC030
FC031
FC032
FC033
FC035
FC036
FC037
FC039
FC040
FC041
FC042
FC043
FC044
FC045
FC046
FO047
FC049
FC050
FC052
FC053
FC056
FC059
FC060
FC061
FC062
Pumper, foam handlines only, via eductor	
Vehicle, dry chemical—Under 1,000 lb	
1,000 lb. and over  	
Unclassified   	
Sprinkler—Unknown    	
Wet pipe system—Central station supervised.
Local alarm only..
Dry pipe system—Central station supervised..
Local alarm only.— — - —
Pre-action system—Local alarm only 	
Unclassified-   —	
Carbon dioxide system  —
Dry chemical system  	
Burned out—Unknown  ._	
Completely burned out before arrival of fire department.
Incapable of control by fire department on arrival	
Unclassified     —	
System—Unknown  	
Portable high-expansion foam generator-
Dry chemical system, handhose system—50 lb. or more-
Unclassified     ....— 	
FC   Fire Casualties
Age of casualty—Unknown..
Under 70 years....  	
Over 70 years „ 	
Sex of casualty—Male	
Female   	
Condition of casualty—Unknown or not applicable-
Asleep at time of fire    - —
Bedridden or other physical, mental handicap	
Impairment by alcohol  	
Impairment by drugs  ~ 	
Too young to act  — -
Senile   	
Left unattended (children)  	
Unclassified  .  	
Action of casualty—Unknown or not applicable	
Injured while attempting to escape -	
Over-exertion or heart attack..   	
Voluntarily entered or remained—For rescue purpose
For fire-fighting— 	
To save personal property  	
Loss of judgment or panic —
Received delayed warning	
Unclassified-
Ignition of fabric—Unknown or not applicable-
Outer clothing 	
Sleepwear..   _ 	
Underclothing -    	
Bedding and bed linen..... —
Mattress or pillow  - —
Upholstered furniture   	
Unclassified  	
Type of fabric—Unknown or not applicable-
Cotton _   	
Wool    -
Other natural fibre —	
Rayon (viscose)  	
Other synthetic fibre   	
Mixture of fibres   _ —
Rubber   	
Unclassified-
Cause of failure to escape—Unknown or not applicable ..
Trapped by rapid spread of fire/smoke through horizontal openings.
High flame spread of combustible finish of walls, ceilings, or floor
Explosion  	
Unclassified      —	
Status of casualty—Unknown	
Fire-fighter  	
Civilian  	
7
14
1
8
1
3
19
1
3
1
2
2
1
93
201
62
244
257
3
5
989
4
302
23
228
101
97
69
8
32
2
19
2
3
97
82
69
2
11
38
12
20
15
80
194
69
15
2
21
8
7
13
227
52
8
4
1
11
18
1
7
2
2
1
1
1
3
27
299
18,759
7,933
350
3,215
499
8,285
23,687
11,000
10,230
5,500
325
270,100
118
345,510
1,102,724
4,329,246
1,867,959
165,338
12,650
22,450
2,676,926
5,875
13,639,131
124,216
7,589,196
6,180,026
5,267,012
744,610
62,318
216,544
805
153,420
700
6,000
7,317,813
4,717,125
5,986,267
208,900
108,967
408,767
59,550
200,560
155,366
1,923,720
12,865,423
431,363
174,650
42,000
89,508
26,635
80,212
59,431
13,111,058
462,634
34,245
6,650
1,000
10,252
106,340
20
37,023
27,000
150
20,000
60
38,000
1,749,640
11,981,582
27
204
18
166
60
64
42
5
16
2
8
1
1
87
35
59
2
11
36
11
9
8
55
143
49
8
1
14
3
2
6
162
31
5
3
1
11
9
1
3
1
1
1
1
2
27
197
10
95
5
62
41
33
27
3
16
11
1
2
10
47
10
2
1
11
7
25
51
20
7
1
7
5
5
7
65
21
3
1
4
1
1
1
1
102
 B 16
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Fire Statistics, 1972—Continued
Incidents
Loss
Injured
Dead
FH   Form of Heat
FH000   Unknown or not applicable 	
FH001        Spark—Ember..	
Electrical   	
FH002
FH003
FH004
FH005
FH006
FH007
FH008
FH009
Static electrical-
Direct flame	
Friction	
Hot object, direct heat by conduction or radiation .
Spontaneous ignition    	
From smokers' material 	
Unclassified  _   	
FS   Fire Service
FS000   Unknown or not applicable  	
FS001       Full-time fire department  —
FS002
FS003
FS004
FS005
FS006
FS007
FS008
FS009
Volunteer fire department-
Combined full-time and volunteer fire department-
Police acting as full-time fire-fighters..
Combined police and fire department	
Combined police and volunteer fire-fighters..
Contract to others	
No fire service-   	
Unclassified    _.
FU   Fuel or Energy
FU000 Unknown or not applicable _ 	
FU001 Coal, wood   	
FU002 Fuel oil  _ -
FU003 Gasoline  	
FU004 Natural gas    —	
FU005 Propane— - - —	
FU006 Smokers' material   —
FU007 Electricity	
FU008 Lightning   	
FU009 Unclassified     	
GCOOO
GC001
GC002
GC003
GC004
GC005
GC009
GF000
GF001
GF002
GF003
GF004
GF005
GF006
GF007
GF008
GF009
GC   General Construction
Unknown or not applicable   _ —
Combustible construction with fire-resistance rating—Less than
3A hour    	
% hour or over 	
Heavy timber construction	
Noncombustible   construction   with   fire-resistance   rating-
than 1 hour  	
1 hour or over   	
Unclassified    -
-Less
GF    Ground Floor Area
Unknown or not applicable.—
0-      999 square feet...
1,000-   4,999 square feet-
5,000-   9,999 square feet...
10,000- 24,999 square feet...
25,000- 49,999 square feet...
50,000- 99,999 square feet-.
100,000-499,999 square feet...
500,000 square feet and over-
Unclassified - 	
IN   Incident
IN000   Unknown or not applicable ..
IN001   Fire   	
IN002 Overpressure rupture or explosive charge (no combustion)..
IN003    Rescue  	
IN004   Hazardous condition 	
IN005 Gas leak	
IN006   Public service call-
IN007   Alarm, no fire-	
TN008   False alarm, malicious or mischievous.-
IN009   Unclassified  — 	
2,542
330
1,139
29
1,560
79
1,030
94
1,037
280
2,742
2,706
995
1,214
5
22
21
7
346
62
2,402
1,000
273
1,062
128
171
1,109
1,228
9
738
3,867
2,504
870
123
63
286
407
3,995
1,432
1,813
334
328
103
42
16
5
52
1,783
6,059
25
3
36
24
5
46
3
136
15,010,650
1,323,773
3,711,657
431,488
7,758,999
212,087
3,770,361
437,605
2,229,299
2,503,197
4,951,213
9,727,913
9,657,137
6,284,067
19,130
58,092
743,030
51,401
5,096,137
800,996
11,266,299
6,488,558
3,827,801
1,863,350
762,546
3,282,654
2,240,488
4,184,096
47,701
3,425,623
5,753,017
18,319,404
4,524,812
3,940,844
1,507,377
1,402,724
1,940,938
6,876,324
6,111,761
10,188,945
4,961,455
6,378,747
1,336,397
787,052
152,666
5,870
589,899
3,251,380
33,698,621
96,346
250
77,454
83,574
200
7,213
60
174,018
37
4
25
2
64
30
3
55
7
20
113
29
56
1
2
5
1
37
11
9
34
10
22
47
34
23
34
134
36
2
2
5
14
47
71
78
14
10
5
12
203
4
29
5
5
22
6
1
29
6
13
31
20
14
2
1
3
18
1
24
11
9
11
5
30
6
15
61
11
5
1
4
6
17
45
28
5
4
2
4
95
4
 REPORT OF THE FIRE MARSHAL,  1972
Fire Statistics, 1972—Continued
B 17
Incidents
Loss
Injured
Dead
LI    Date of Last Inspection
LI000   Unknown-   _.	
LI001   Less than 30 days    	
LI002   31-60 days.   	
LI0O3    61-90 days	
LI004   91-180 days   	
LI005     6-12 months —   	
LI006   13-24 months  	
LI007   25-36 months	
LI008    Over 36 months..
LI009   Not applicable—
LV   Level of Origin
LV00O Unknown or not applicable —
LV001 Basement, sub-basement  _
LV002 Crawl space, under structure 	
LV003 Ground floor, grade level	
LV004 2nd storey- 	
LV005 3rd storey-
LV006 4th to 12th storey, inclusive..
LV007    Over 12 stories.... 	
LV008   Roof level 	
LV009   Unclassified 	
MFOOO
MF001
MF002
MF003
MF004
MF005
MF006
MF007
MF009
MF   Manual Fire Protection Facilities
Unknown or not applicable-
Extinguishers, and standpipe system, and manual fire-alarm system  	
Extinguishers, and standpipe system.	
Extinguishers, and manual fire-alarm system..
Extinguishers...
Standpipe system, and manual fire-alarm system..
Standpipe system-
Manual fire-alarm system-
Unclassified 	
MI00O
MI001
MI002
MI003
MI004
MI005
MI006
MI007
MI008
MI009
MI010
MI011
MI012
MI013
MI014
MI015
MI016
MI017
MI018
MI019
MI021
MI022
MI023
MI024
MI025
MI026
MI027
MI028
MI029
MI031
MI032
MI033
MI034
MI035
MI036
MI   Material First Ignited
Structural   Components—Finish materials..
Roof covering—Wood   — _
Other than wood	
Exterior—Wall covering, surface, finish-
Trim and appurtenances-
Floor covering—Wood	
Linoleum, tile, plastic	
Carpet, rug-
Floor, ceiling, roof~
WalL
Interior wall covering—Wood, fibreboard (high density)..
Fibreboard (low density) —  	
Plastic 	
Ceiling covering—Wood, fibreboard (high density)	
Fibreboard (low density)   _. 	
Plastic	
Insulation-
Plastic...
Mineral-
-Wood, wood product-
Unclassified or unknown	
Furniture, furnishings (upholstered) -
Wood (not upholstered)  	
Plastic (not upholstered)  _
Ironing-board 	
Mattress  	
Bedding	
Drapery-
Broom, mop, brush-
Unclassified or unknown  —
Clothing, textiles—cotton, on a person-
Wool, on a person-
Synthetic fibre, on a person „
Fabric—Cotton 	
Wool  	
Synthetic fibre..
3,295
240
253
208
196
282
105
31
112
3,398
3,772
522
77
2,747
439
103
91
11
136
222
6,720
252
60
171
462
41
46
154
214
1,218
56
14
36
16
33
25
141
65
48
152
23
2
28
9
3
6
11
29
236
411
98
3
1
130
319
37
6
154
9
8
3
78
10
37
$
9,194,151
4,167,414
2,750,815
2,987,311
1,536,022
2,762,067
1,151,441
529,681
2,554,409
9,755,805
6,673,065
4,406,072
758,465
19,952,775
2,928,595
354,433
337,895
48,915
605,156
1,323,745
20,006,069
3,402,834
679,853
2,557,015
8,516,043
68,671
181,189
635,329
1,342,113
1,901,420
113,662
21,060
92,172
50,011
65,706
89,960
132,577
668,387
247,845
1,287,447
101,280
5,097
173,347
95,626
357
13,625
11,818
149,166
2,640,625
669,302
60,931
4,165
650
130,115
734,077
166,997
6,199
407,309
388
353
3,132
83,943
3,436
106,546
46
9
13
13
7
11
3
2
7
116
41
16
112
35
5
4
4
10
176
7
2
6
26
2
4
4
5
22
1
34
2
10
2
3
2
50
19
6
62
9
79
6
11
 B  18
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Fire Statistics, 1972—Continued
Incidents
Loss
Injured
Dead
MI037
MI   Material First Ignited—Continued
Fur         .                         .    	
18
8
181
25
66
14
5
77
73
171
399
829
94
41
31
13
217
6
7
200
13
1
53
3
4
93
1
2
21
3
1
38
9
23
8
24
19
4
24
1
12
17
5
397
117
13
1
1,283
1,334
44
10
18
31
6
59
5
13
14
621
11
1
3
1
16
603
19
41
7
80
$
25,249
1,702
555,729
116,508
2,853,146
10,581
1,596
510.599
353,056
444,402
3,824,556
1,094,152
749,138
109,168
150,518
30,456
707,477
23,930
4,805
597,384
4,743
25
764,154
6,548
1,835
1,058,334
25
2,300
47,529
183
500
208,399
9,008
61,698
199,692
133.823
6,282
11,300
21,574
900
12,640
127,510
13,480
425,838
297,364
25,465
8,200
11,536,884
2,010,894
105,161
22,535
61,000
240,641
10,621
380,002
5,904
81,695
521,369
1,619,385
117,414
300
548
50
260,697
1,622,201
51,926
146,180
512,716
323,453
7
1
1
2
5
12
28
3
3
9
1
13
4
2
13
16
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
26
1
4
2
1
29
41
1
4
2
MI038
MI039
7
MI041
Wood
MI042
MI044
Shavings....
2
MI045
MI046
1
MI047
MI048
Stock.	
1
MI049
8
MI051
8
MI052
3
MI053
MI054
Flashpoint, 100°F and over    - -	
Flashpoint, Ifss than mn°F
MI055
MI056
MI057
MI058
MI059
1
MI061
MI062
MI063
MI065
MI066
Propane     	
Acetylene
2
MI069
2
MI071
MI072
Chemicals—Starch, flour -            	
MI073
MI074
MI075
MI077
MI079
Rubber, natural or synthetic   —	
MI081
MI082
MI083
Hay	
MI084
MI085
MI086
MI087
MI088
MI089
MI091
MI095
MI096
MI097
MI098
MI099
23
OA000
OA   Area of Origin of Fire
1
OAOOl
OA002
OA003
OA005
Means of egress—Hallway, corridor 	
Stairway—Exterior
Interior..   —	
2
1
OA006
OA009
1
OAOll
OA012
OA013
OA014
OA015
Lounge, living-room	
16
OA016
OA017
OA018
OA019
OA021
19
OA022
2
OA023
1
OA024
1
OA025
 REPORT OF THE FIRE MARSHAL, 1972
Fire Statistics, 1972—Continued
B 19
Incidents
Loss
Injured
Dead
OA026
OA   Area of Origin of Fire—Continued
Office.                     	
29
6
4
2
4
678
76
14
1
1
21
447
51
49
61
2
12
25
176
25
285
9
1
7
2
4
5
3
69
47
68
186
6
8
50
2
65
55
8
32
48
64
59
60
22
112
773
263
43
311
70
306
42
5
11
9
22
367
3,148
2,989
1,505
49
28
39
96
93
173
$
364,263
117,581
75,372
402,453
353.213
1,877,139
271,014
72,058
103,250
150
153,028
2,819,671
1,177,249
242,406
1,176,145
200
247,620
44,652
787,403
134,630
3,583,475
218,300
60,000
9,628
100
58,910
12,067
1,800
248,249
198,141
1,415,192
2,168,524
18,113
27,706
649,044
1,080
3,099,781
212.319
2,641
1,144,652
270,370
301,281
83,120
152,599
18.137
957,253
595,038
200,132
72,389
189,773
200,116
749,131
96,933
9,150
12,641
136,686
9,396
1,691,060
7,038,510
16,863,323
8,304,405
2,689,564
132,313
223,518
758,569
335,081
1,043,833
5
1
33
2
1
16
2
1
1
6
2
1
3
5
8
7
1
6
2
2
6
5
1
8
6
3
1
7
26
107
79
7
2
6
1
OA027
OA028
OA029
OA030
OA031
Electronic equipment communication room 	
11
OA032
OA035
OA036
OA037
OA038
Backstage, dressing-room  ...   	
OA039
OA041
Unclassified or unknown 	
20
OA042
OA043
OA044
OA045
OA046
OA047
OA048
OA049
OA051
OA052
Unclassified or unknown 	
Service facilities—Dumbwaiter, conveyor shaft     —	
2
OA053
Chute                	
OA054
OA055
OA056
Duct—Heating, air-conditioning	
OA057
OA058
1
OA059
OA061
OA062
OA063
OA064
OA065
1
OA066
OA069
2
OA071
OA072
Exterior balcony.	
OA073
OA074
OA075
OA076
OA077
OA078
OA079
Unclassified nr unknown
7
OA082
OA083
1
OA084
OA085
OA086
4
OA089
4
OA091
OA092
Outside area—Open area.         	
OA093
OA094
OA095
OA099
5
OC000
OC    Occupant of Area of Origin
13
OC001
34
OC002
41
OC003
5
OC004
OC005
1
OC006
OC007
OC009
9
 B 20
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Fire Statistics, 1972—Continued
Incidents
Loss
Injured
Dead
OF000
OF    Outside Fire Protection
3,015
4,111
13
348
104
34
25
321
149
5,493
9
13
63
3
62
498
130
11
68
46
30
123
50
15
115
49
10
19
11
9
5
110
21
3
1
1,153
1,545
146
78
19
60
40
2,946
1,513
1,477
296
1,258
1
1
3
1
4
2
1
2
4
9
4
3
1
32
11
15
2
1
$
5,190,527
19,275,242
65,415
2,602,143
2,945,997
1,215,692
525,626
4,195,878
1,372,596
14,152,211
80,640
114,239
725,314
3,050
13,699
1,078,845
1,363,754
17,425
247,278
258,570
130,840
1,902,568
1,938,691
244,877
4,415,234
1,002,837
164,022
552,650
44,485
75,995
112,447
1,630,894
53,990
330
4,000
7,060,231
2,346,868
1,240,168
611,290
16,970
851,525
84,614
18,423,316
9,563,557
1,575,313
2,675,495
1,887,650
250
150
35,580
854
103,866
20,000
500
22,995
8,450
73,320
429
11,400
500
607,127
257,643
17,003
5,700
200
1
24
178
2
10
4
2
4
3
127
2
19
6
4
5
2
9
4
1
2
2
1
1
3
39
5
6
1
1
2
97
79
21
15
1
14
OFOOl
OF002
Municipal—Hydrant protection—Fire department 	
51
OF003
7
OF005
4
OF006
No fire department
3
OF007
1
OF008
None          .                 . .
18
OF009
5
PC000
PC   Property Complex
46
PC011
PC012
PC013
PC021
PC022
2
PC032
9
PC033
Hotel                 ..            	
4
PC036
PC037
Educational institution (residential)	
1
PC038
PC041
Indian reserve	
Office	
17
PC049
2
PC057
Shopping centre  	
PC058
PC069
2
PC079
PC081
Park       ..          	
PC084
PC085
PC086
PC091
PC092
6
PC094
Utility                                .	
PC097
PC098
PC099
Nucleonic 	
14
PM000
PM    Property Management
5
PM001
PM002
3
PM003
PM004
Privately owned and leased to Government 	
2
PM005
1
PM006
42
PM007
34
PM008
PM009
Vehicle owned or leased -	
6
10
PROOO
PR   Property Classification List
1
PR111
PR112
PR114
PR115
PR121
PR122
PR123
PR124
PR125
PR126
PR128
PR129
PR131
PR132
PR133
PR134
PR135
PR136
1
 REPORT OF THE FIRE MARSHAL,  1972
Fire Statistics, 1972—Continued
B 21
Incidents
Loss
Injured
Dead
PR138
PR   Property Classification List—Continued
5
3
6
3
2
5
3
2
42
3
3
15
1
15
4
3
1
2
6
2
51
1
14
1,809
27
10
7
78
8
4
14
57
209
207
24
2
1
109
1
2
8
23
8
9
2
1
1
10
87
18
17
4
1
1
3
590
16
6
1
6
2
6
7
3
14
1
13
10
6
1
$
1,625
3,530
960
20,900
15,000
28,048
2,262
400
588,143
586,500
4,750
81,168
25
46,641
3,064
27,000
100
439
2,952
75
11,678
2
1
1
1
78
7
3
1
16
6
5
6
1
1
1
2
1
1
19
1
2
2
PR139
PR141
PR143
Church hall                      _	
PR145
PR151
PR152
PR161
PR171
PR172
PR173
PR174
2
PR183
PR211
PR216
PR217
PR221
PR222
1
PR231
PR241
Children's home, orphanage	
2
PR244
PR299
PR311
Unclassified or unknown	
104,846
7,036,485
126,847
32,368
15,959
357,916
15,034
1,771
77,948
86,064
490,207
370,340
74,236
1,955
656
1,276,586
20,880
33,843
26,195
56,835
18,375
18,925
200
500
150
30,577
406,819
47,649
16,290
15,500
12,396
10,000
9,500
2,088,292
349,608
25,275
15
1,179
200
12,702
11,914
42
PR312
PR313
Seasonal use—In season (one family)	
1
PR314
1
PR316
PR319
1
PR320
PR321
1
PR323
PR324
8
PR325
3
PR331
Rooming, boarding, lodging-house—Four to eight roomers or
3
PR332
PR339
PR341
2
PR342
PR344
PR351
Transient dormitory type	
PR352
Three-20 units              	
PR353
PR361
PR362
PR363
PR365
PR366
PR371
PR372
Mobile home, trailer—Mobile home (one- or two-family unit)
1
PR373
PR374
PR375
PR376
PR379
PR399
13
PR411
1
PR412
PR413
Bank	
PR414
PR417
Medical, health, research, or scientific.	
Postal  .           	
PR421
PR422
Barber or hairdressing- ...	
PR431
PR499
PR500
Unclassified or unknown	
51,454
200
1,612,064
48,527
4,675
600
PR511
PR512
PR513
PR516
Delicatessen  _                 	
 B 22
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Fire Statistics, 1972—Continued
Incidents
Loss
Injured
Dead
PR521
PR522
PR   Property Classification List—Continued
Textile, wearing apparel sale—Clothing store 	
3
3
2
1
2
1
5
5
1
2
3
2
2
1
1
3
3
1
6
1
1
20
1
31
7
6
4
5
4
1
38
3
4
1
66
5
5
7
2
2
5
2
13
11
4
2
5
1
2
2
6
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
13
1
10
1
1
1
7
1
$
2,227
13,567
21,918
71,700
125
200
2,500
2,550
18,151
566
3,680
3,131
250
2,152
18,000
127,736
29,300
47,200
4,595
2,000
500
176,308
35,000
979,244
133,425
60,303
18,500
4,665
234,287
300
497,404
101,633
55,150
125,000
4,323,221
323,012
201,147
30,400
14,700
402,453
30,096
6,000
182,225
15,496
36,689
9,060
34,767
2,000
1,050
47,000
69,777
800
15,000
13,000
2,000
190
32
28,366
903,000
480
1,782
578
347,638
7,000
25,458
100
500
161
5,250
1
1
1
1
6
4
„
PR523
PR524
PR526
PR529
PR531
PR532
PR534
PR536
PR541
PR543
PR544
PR547
PR552
PR555
Sporting goods sales, bicycle sales, and repairs	
PR556
PR561
Repair shop, laundry, dry cleaner—Furniture repair or upholstery
PR563
PR567
PR569
PR571
PR572
PR573
PR574
PR575
PR581
PR582
PR583
PR592
PR599
2
PR613
PR615
PR618
Paints, varnishes, lacquers, inks, waxes, adhesives...	
PR621
2
PR623
PR624
PR625
PR627
PR628
PR631
PR632
PR633
PR634
PR635
PR636
PR641
PR643
PR644
Food processing—Slaughtering, preparation, preserving of meat
Canning, preserving—Fruits and vegetables —  	
PR645
PR646
PR648
PR649
PR651
PR661
Cocoa, chocolate, and sugar confectionery manufacturing 	
Unclassified or unknown	
Miscellaneous manufacturing—Distilling, rectifying, blending spirits
PR662
Wool            ....                      	
PR663
PR667
PR672
PR673
PR675
PR677
PR682
PR683
PR684
Boat-building and repairing, vessels 65 feet and under	
Railway equipment manufacturing, assembly, and repair	
PR691
PR693
PR694
PR696
PR698
Toy, sporting goods  .
 REPORT OF THE FIRE MARSHAL,  1972
Fire Statistics, 1972—Continued
B 23
Incidents
Loss
Injured
Dead
PR699
PR700
PR711
PR712
PR713
PR715
PR716
PR725
PR727
PR741
PR751
PR752
PR753
PR755
PR756
PR757
PR765
PR767
PR772
PR773
PR774
PR775
PR777
PR781
PR782
PR784
PR785
PR787
PR789
PR791
PR792
PR794
PR795
PR798
PR799
PR811
PR812
PR813
PR814
PR815
PR818
PR819
PR821
PR828
PR831
PR833
PR835
PR836
PR838
PR841
PR842
PR843
PR845
PR847
PR848
PR849
PR851
PR852
PR853
PR860
PR861
PR862
PR863
PR864
PR865
PR866
PR867
PR868
PR869
PR   Property Classification List—Continued
Unclassified or unknown    —	
59
2
8
1
2
56
10
1
1
1
7
1
2
1
2
2
1
1
1
4
1
2
3
132
6
2
12
57
49
11
5
9
4
2
4
5
1
5
1
11
2
1
20
2
1
1
4
36
7
3
1
7
1
1,169
2
1
9
152
32
2
18
1
$
1,287,250
34,330
206,701
5,000
927
482,311
43,245
500
2,000
30
64,787
100
4,000
18
1,800
11,885
1,000
365
18,340
15
800
26,025
151,927
19,475
1,200
128,201
7,000
5,250
360,930
100,000
12,960
175
400
860,143
1,102
25
315
1,152
285
12,000
2,258
53,125
75
7,523
300
13,853
2,384
4,000
141,550
20,000
270,000
9,500
45,275
451,300
20,855
11,000
500
61,400
50
714,659
3,000
38
49,490
417,377
14,540
9,250
137,931
25
4
2
1
1
2
11
3
1
16
1
2
1
1
2
1
3
Bagged cement, lime, gypsum, or other mineral materials, clay
Unclassified or unknown	
Outdoor property—Brush, grass, and light ground cover ^	
Trees 	
Fences, poles	
Trash and rubbish	
Bridge, trestle, overpass, elevated road, and railway	
Pier and wharf	
Construction, other than buildings _	
Watercraft—Motor craft (65 feet and under)...	
Vessel (under 1,000 gross tons) 	
Truck—Compressed or liquefied petroleum gas tank.	
Motor-cycle..	
 B 24
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Fire Statistics, 1972—Continued
Incidents
Loss
Injured
Dead
PR871
PR881
PR882
PR883
PR884
PR886
PR889
PR899
PR912
PR913
PR916
PR917
PR921
PR922
PR923
PR925
PR930
PR931
PR932
PR934
PR935
PR937
PR941
PR942
PR944
PR945
PR946
PR947
PR952
PR953
PR958
PR962
PR964
PR969
PR972
PR999
PR   Property Classification List—Continued
Special vehicle—Personal business and utility aircraft under 12,500
pounds gross weight   	
Construction equipment   „
Farm tractor and equipment    	
Crane, mobile and fixed   	
Industrial truck, fork-lift and material handling  _ 	
Ski-lift, aerial tramway, cable car, monorail	
Unclassified or unknown   	
Miscellaneous special, unclassified or unknown  	
Laboratory—Physical, material-testing, hydraulics	
Personnel, psychological	
Agricultural-
General research 	
Poultry, egg production	
Cow and cattle production-
Storage barn - ~
Crops, orchards ..
Miscellaneous outbuildings .
Shed 	
Privy   	
Awning, canopy 	
Shelter, storm and weather-
Conveyor. 	
Electric fight and power—Generating plant.
Distribution system  	
Gas-distribution system, pipe-line 	
Heating plant...
Water-supply system-
Sanitary service	
Glass manufacturing 	
Glass container manufacturing 	
Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing-
Mining, quarrying—Iron ore.. 	
Petroleum, natural gas well with accompanying reservoir-
Unclassified or unknown 	
Radio, radar site _  	
Miscellaneous, unclassified or unknown .
PT   Property Type
PTOOO    Unknown  	
PT001 Building—Single occupancy„
PT002       Multiple occupancy...	
PT003   Vehicle   _
PT004   Open structure 	
PT005   Tent, air-supported structure _
PT006    Outdoor area 	
PT007    Underground structure, mine...
PT008   Pier, wharf.  	
PT009   Unclassified 	
PV   Property Value
PV00O    Unknown or not applicable  —	
PV001 $0- $999  	
PV002 $1,000-      $9,999	
PV003 $10,000-     $24,999	
PV004        $25,000-     $99,999.	
PV005       $100,000-   $249,999  	
PV006       $250,000-   $999,999— 	
PV007   $l,000,000-$4,999,999.  _ 	
PV008    $5,000,000 and over	
PV009   Unclassified  	
SI   Source of Ignition
SIO0O   Unknown 	
51010 Heating equipment	
51011 Central heating unit.
51012 Service water-heater	
51013 Space-heater—Stationary	
51014 Portable	
51015 Fireplace _	
1
18
18
3
34
1
3
403
1
1
1
1
12
1
1
5
1
38
2
2
3
2
4
4
1
3
5
3
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
211
1,455
2,714
1,321
1,866
46
5
93
1
12
607
3,139
613
985
1,235
1,275
262
318
169
92
32
1,229
1
111
51
112
31
86
8,000
157,802
28,655
5,925
67,930
1,000
8,630
487,460
80
15
100,000
10,000
42,256
200
23,270
3,800
100
218,758
145
65
2,900
1,750
13,612
21,040
1,600
15,400
3,150
8,100
300
5,000
7,500
1,718
15,903
100
57,000
401,596
2,199,109
5
11,923,834
103
11,410,468
67
2,181,378
28
2,088,395
	
775
1
261,823
1
250
	
309,011
7,014,073
22
4,387,772
30
400,198
8
2,733,090
42
5,502,697
55
7,501,603
54
4,206,619
11
7,104,821
12
4,897,313
14
612,573
	
42,430
1
1,867,524
6,500
733,363
5
321,683
7
515,589
6
126,085
3
139,434
2
5
57
26
9
12
6
26
31
15
2
2
9
 REPORT OF THE FIRE MARSHAL,  1972
Fire Statistics, 1972—Continued
B 25
Incidents
Loss
Injured
Dead
SI016
SI   Source of Ignition—Continued
48
11
5
161
310
13
24
44
43
5
9
141
760
2
3
389
1
306
5
2
20
35
75
1
58
200
51
20
32
3
14
51
6
199
32
3
4
560
1
13
13
44
337
12
9
61
23
43
62
50
496
1
31
1
53
1
16
76
18
3
1
4
15
21
19
11
1,418
$
207,156
46,860
7,060
1,887,406
538,486
12,979
9,250
411,472
69,266
18,394
3,103
204,145
1,016,589
1,118
540
1,382,983
200
877,398
30,100
589
23,223
147,997
242,552
854
83,013
648,500
126,965
74,833
66,716
480
77,998
208,349
53,939
1,513,217
37,246
309,100
281
941,179
20
26,318
110,067
960,954
778,647
24,018
43,400
119,803
75,630
257,750
2,191,094
105,768
2,923,821
7,500
120,850
300
286,242
12,000
21,872
794,534
66,676
47,700
300
34,590
16,308
43,028
397,378
69,371
12,861,463
9
17
2
1
4
36
20
3
1
4
1
5
3
2
2
4
10
3
7
1
4
9
2
4
2
12
1
35
1
SI017
SI018
SI019
5
SI021
3
SI022
SI023
SI024
Food-warming appliance, portable  	
SI025
1
SI026
SI027
SI029
1
SI031
SI032
Smokers' material—Cigarette -	
Pipe   - -	
16
SI033
SI039
20
SI040
SI041
2
SI042
SI043
S1044
SI045
SI046
1
SI047
SI048
SI049
SI051
2
S1052
SI053
SI054
SI056
1
SI057
1
SI058
SI059
2
SI061
SI062
SI063
SI064
SI065
Internal-combustion engine ,	
Tar pot, kettle      	
SI066
SI068
Incinerator       	
1
SI069
SI071
4
SI072
S1073
1
SI074
1
SI075
SI076
2
SI077
3
SI078
1
SI079
4
SI081
SI082
SI084
SI085
SI086
"Open" fire	
1
SI087
SI089
2
SI091
SI092
SI093
SI094
SI095
Explosive    	
SI096
SI097
Bearing, belting, conveyor, brake	
SI098
SI099
Unclassified or unknown.	
23
 B 26
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Fire Statistics, 1972—Continued
Incidents
Loss
Injured
Dead
SP000
SP   Sprinkler Protection
5,632
29
13
33
13
55
170
26
2,068
81
290
637
681
4,451
307
430
14
1,396
836
181
335
93
77
4,329
392
149
191
341
366
1,040
366
887
59
3,006
1,576
940
461
391
1,359
193
53
141
3,017
1,782
1,076
453
279
1,127
175
54
157
4,054
12
244
735
1,295
1,780
$
12,938,235
2,382,975
10,169
1,169,752
70,611
20,280
286,907
601,463
19,522,037
386,687
701,255
1,329,921
1,235,006
10,385,822
4,356,956
2,054,389
22,528
5,299,735
8,135,389
2,386,725
2,642,818
925,984
1,178,770
8,807,046
4,720,016
1,629,443
1,986,461
1,877,244
2,280,986
6,800,421
1,020,347
7,209,229
1,057,923
4,941,359
783,318
873,437
924,608
1,802,872
22,030,871
4,873,267
61,612
1,097,772
4,979,648
1,076,276
1,285,088
1,321,532
2,283,108
20,328,391
4,280,731
92,054
1,742,288
7,807,911
13,480
2,233,635
4,273,125
10,358,739
112,702,226
108
2
4
2
108
3
5
8
12
70
4
20
1
58
36
15
17
3
3
68
8
8
10
14
16
49
9
40
5
37
24
22
24
14
96
8
2
38
30
20
32
14
81
8
2
2
55
28
45
54
1      «
48
SP001
SP002
Complete—Supervised or standard watchman   —
2
SP003
SP004
SP005
2
SP006
3
SP0O7
1
SP008
47
SP009
TI   Time
TI001    0001-0800    .	
1
TT002   nsm-1600                                  _..   ....      	
1
TI003
1601-0000                                              —                           	
5
WMOOO
WM001
WM   Size of Water Main
Unknown or not applicable   	
40
7
WM002
4
WM003
WM004
16
WM005
24
WM006
1
WM007
8
WM008
WM009
Unclassified	
3
WSOOO
WS   Water Supply—Flow
27
WS001
16
WS002
4
WS003
WS004
8
WS005
5
WS006
18
WS007
1,200-1,599 gallons per minute                               	
2
WS008
18
WS009
5
XDOOO
XD   Extent of Damage
14
XD001
5
XD002
5
XD003
4
XD004
11
XD005
53
XD006
7
XD007
XD009
4
XFOOO
XF   Extent of Fire
16
XF001
6
XF002
7
XF003
4
XF004
8
XF005
48
XF006
7
XF007
XF009
7
YCOOO
YC    Year of Construction
33
YC001
Prior to 1900   .                 	
1
YC002
1900 to 1920           .    -	
9
YC003
1921 to 1940            	
20
YC004
1941 to 1960           -	
12
YC005
1961 to 1980      -       	
1      28
8,120
37,389,116
|    227
1
|    103
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APPENDIX A
FIRES INVESTIGATED
Total number of fires investigated throughout the Province
Fires investigated by the Office of the Fire Marshal—
Accident or negligence 	
Incendiary  	
Unknown 	
B 27
Charges laid throughout the Province .
Number of persons charged	
Number of charges laid	
Arson 	
Setting fire to other substance ...
Other offences	
Disposition of charges—
Convicted 	
Dismissed 	
Withdrawn 	
Stay of proceedings	
Committed to institution
Pending   	
Totals
. 756
77
154
45
276
138
126
138
59
38
41
48
5
2
9
5
69
FIRE CRIME STATISTICS—CANADA
The following record is compiled by the Fire Marshal Office for the Bureau of Statistics
and represents all fire crime investigations throughout the Province:
Suspected
or Known
Incendiary
Unfounded
Actual
Number
Offences Cleared
Persons Charged
Offence
By
Charge
Otherwise
Adult
Juvenile
M
F
M             F
Arson and attempted
arson 	
694
116
578
125
37
77
23
23
3
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FIRE CRIME STATISTICS,  1972
Motive
Unknown
Insurance
Fraud
General
Fraud
Not Applicable
Revenge
Cover
Crime
Mischief
Mental
Pyro-
maniac
Total
Provincial Total
5
3
2
3
18
1
4
36
February.	
16
2
1
6
1
31
3
1
61
11
1
1
7
4
27
2
2
55
April	
12
2
12
3
28
16
73
May	
15
1
8
7
32
4
3
70
16
5
1
7
2
23
2
55
July 	
13
2
3
3
28
3
1
53
August	
10
3
4
2
26
4
2
51
7
3
3
7
8
23
4
55
October	
16
4
2
6
33
2
63
November    	
11
2
11
5
39
3
71
6
2
9
5
24
4
—
50
138
7
27
2
78
49
332
25
35
694
Incendiary
Actual:
January	
5
2
2
3
18
1
4
35
February   	
14
2
1
6
1
30
3
1
58
March	
11
1
1
7
4
26
2
2
54
April _-      .
12
2
12
3
28
16
73
May	
14
1
8
7
25
4
3
62
June	
13
5
1
7
2
19
2
49
July	
8
1
2
2
21
3
1
38
August	
4
1
4
1
18
4
2
34
September 	
2
3
3
6
5
13
4
36
5
1
1
5
28
2
42
November 	
9
1
10
2
35
3
60
December.	
3
2
8
4
16
4
37
100
6
20              2            73
39
277
25
36
578
Unfounded:
January..	
1
1
February.  —
2
1
3
March  -	
1
1
April	
1
7
8
June	
3
4
7
July	
5
1
1
1
7
15
6
2
1
8
17
5
1
3
10
19
October	
11
3
1
1
5
21
November	
2
1
1
3
4
11
December	
3
1
1
8
13
38      |        1
7
—
5
10
55
116
Suspected or known:
January..  	
5
2
2
3
18
1
4
35
February	
14
2
1
6
1
30
3
1
58
11
12
14
1
2
1
1
7
12
8
4
3
7
26
28
25
2
4
2
16
3
54
73
May	
62
June _	
13
5
1
7
2
19
2
....
49
July	
8
1
2
2
21
3
1
38
August	
4
1
	
4
1
18
4
2
34
September 	
2
3
3
6
5
13
4
36
October 	
5
1
1
5
28
2
42
November	
9
1
10
2
35
3
60
December	
3
2
8
4
16
4
37
100
6
20
2
73
39
277
25
36
578
Time
0001-0800:
2
1
1
2
4
10
February..	
4
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
13
March	
2
3
3
7
2
17
April	
5
6
3
10
3
27
May	
6
1
3
3
9
3
3
28
10
9
2
5
2
2
3
14
14
1
1
32
July  	
31
August	
3
2
2
1
13
1
1
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Fraud
General
Fraud
Not Applicable
Revenge
Cover
Crime
Mischief
Mental
Pyro-
maniac
Total
Time—Continued
September.           ..
3
6
3
2
—
2
4
1
—
4
6
4
3
3
3
1
16
8
7
6
1
-
28
October _
21
19
December   „
15
Year to date	
55
1
14
—
36
27
109
9
13
264
0801-1600:
1
3
1
2
4
1
1
1
1
6
2
1
—
2
1
2
-
1
3
2
1
1
1
2
1
2
3
9
9
9
9
4
7
2
3
3
12
6
1
1
1
1
1
Is
1
6
13
12
April                      ..
16
May	
15
6
July...	
10
6
Septemher
5
10
November  _  . _.
December..	
15
14
Year to date	
24      |      _.
5            ....             11
3
76
8
1
128
1601-0000:
2
9
8
5
5
5
3
6
3
4
6
3
1
3
2
5
1
1
1
1
1
2
5
3
3
3
2
1
3
2
4
3
2
1
4
1
4
3
2
2
13
19
11
9
14
5
7
11
4
22
20
12
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
13
4
3
20
35
25
April	
30
May
27
June	
July	
18
12
August	
September
22
22
October.	
32
37
December	
21
Year to date	
59      |       6
8
2
31
19
147
8
22
302
Property
Assembly:
1
1
-
--
-
3
1
1
1
5
5
6
3
7
4
4
6
1
3
9
2
1
-
5
February	
March
5
7
4
May
7
4
July
August „ — ..
5
6
2
Or.tnher
4
12
3
Year to date..     .   .
2
....
....      I-I        3
3
55
1
—
64
Institutional:
-
....
-
....
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
-
1
February
2
April
May
1
1
July	
2
August — -    	
September        ...    , ...
2
2
3
Year to date	
....
5
....    |       5
4
—
14
Residential:
5
8
4
-
1
1
1
1
2
5
3
1
2
6
8
2
1
1
12
February-
22
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Insurance
Fraud
General
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Mischief
Mental
Pyro-
maniac
Total
Property—Cont.
April  „	
5
5
11
5
4
2
3
1
1
2
1
1
1
4
1
....
6
5
4
1
2
5
1
4
5
1
1
1
2
1
1
8
11
5
9
8
5
9
10
13
2
1
1
2
2
3
3
2
3
22
28
22
July.       j	
August	
September..	
October	
15
18
14
21
November 	
21
23
54
2             11
1
43
8
94
11
12
236
Office:
2
1
1
2
....
1
1
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
February.	
3
3
3
May	
2
July   „	
1
1
September	
1
1
November.	
December	
2
6      |      ....
.._
2
8
1
17
Mercantile:
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
....
1
2
2
1
1
3
3
5
2
2
2
1
2
4
2
April 	
May     	
June....
July	
2
3
4
5
6
September	
5
3
November	
December 	
2
Year to date	
6      |        1
2      |      ....      |        1
2
19
2
3
36
Manufacturing:
January   .   	
February..... 	
1
1
2
"l
1
.-
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
3
2
2
1
-
z
-
1
I"
2
1
3
May	
1
June —_	
July
5
6
3
3
1
November.	
December  	
.-.
Year to date ._	
3
5      |      ....      |        3
2
12    |      ....
1
26
Storage:
3
1
3
3
2
2
1
2
1
6
2
::::
....
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
5
3
3
3
3
2
2
5
4
13
2
1
1
- 2
8
1
2
February  	
8
6
April  _	
15
6
June 	
July 	
9
7
5
9
5
19
December..	
1        4
Year to date	
26      |      ....      |        2      |        1
5
1
47
1     2
11
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Fraud
General
Fraud
Not Applicable
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Crime
Mischief
Mental
Pyro-
maniac
Total
Property—Cont.
Vehicles, outside
areas:
January	
1
9
3
13
February.	
1
1
1
1
5
1
10
March _	
2
3
3
4
1
13
April..	
2
2
3
1
8
1
17
May	
5
1
6
5
1
18
June	
2
2
1
2
7
July	
4
1
3
8
August  	
4
1
1
4
10
September...	
2
3
6
6
17
October	
8
1
9
18
November 	
2
1
4
6
13
December 	
2
1
1
4
5
1
14
34
4
6
10
30
66
3
5
158
Miscellaneous:
January
February _	
1
6
7
3
4
2
6
May
1
1
4
3
July. —	
1
1
2
1
5
1
2
1
6
2
October	
2
..
8
1
1
1
December 	
....
	
1
5
1
5
1
25
2    |        3    |      43
Incendiary Method
Unknown:
January	
3
2
3
4
12
February	
4
1
1
1
3
10
March	
5
3
8
April 	
2
1
1
1
1
6
May ;	
5
1
1
7
1
7.
1
1
2
7
July 1	
2
	
1
2
5
August  _	
2
	
1
2
5
	
10
1
1
1
3
October ...
6
2
1
3
12
November..	
1
1
3
1
6
December.	
1
1
3
—
—
5
32              1
6
....      |        7
15
26
4
91
Flammable liquids:
January. _	
1
1
	
8
10
February  	
3
	
2
5
10
1
1
2
2
2
2
10
April	
5
5
2
6
18
May
2
1
1
4
5
13
June 	
1
2
1
3
1
8
July  	
4
1
5
1
11
August ... .'_	
2
1
1
4
1
	
9
2
2
6
5
15
October 	
2
1
1
13
17
November.. 	
4
1
5
1
12
23
December _.	
2
2
5
2
2
1
14
29
1
10
23
19
70
6
158
Incendiary devices:
January	
2
1
3
March..	
1
1
1
2
5
2
2
May.	
1
1
June „
1
1
July	
1
1
September   	
__
1
—
1
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Pyrc-
maniac
Total
Incendiary Method
—Continued
1
-
-
-
November	
1
4
_..
-.|        1      |        1
1
8
	
	
Matches and combustibles:
1
7
4
5
8
14
7
6
5
8
5
3
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
3
3
6
6
5
3
2
3
2
5
3
1
2
2
1
4
1
2
7
22
20
19
25
18
20
16
17
16
20
19
1
3
4
1
2
3
2
3
1
2
16
3
1
4
3
14
February....  	
38
30
47
48
July             	
39
36
August  -
September	
October — 	
28
35
33
35
December -
30
73
5
10
1
43
13
219
19
30
413
Other:
....
1
-
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
6
.._
2
2
April 	
1
1
July          	
1
3
September	
October	
November	
1
1
6
1
_..
1
4
1
9
—
2
17
Persons Involved
Unknown:
5
16
11
12
15
16
13
9
7
16
11
6
1
2
2
1
1
2
1
1
2
3
2
4
~1
2
4
6
6
7
4
2
2
2
1
4
7
3
4
2
7
2
2
2
7
4
5
4
10
24
15
26
24
21
22
19
18
22
26
24
2
2
4
1
2
12
3
1
2
3
26
47
39
60
May         	
57
45
July	
44
37
36
October .	
November..     	
47
51
44
137
3
20               1
47
42
251
4
28
533
Adult male:
1
1
3
1
3
1
1
1
2
4
1
3
1
1
4
4
2
1
1
1
2
1
3
3
3
2
3
3
2
8
5
1
1
3
1
1
1
-
4
4
5
April	
5
7
June.
July   	
9
5
August	
September
October 	
November	
5
11
11
9
5
Year to date..	
1
4
6
1
22
6
32
8
._.
80
Adult female:
-
—
-
-
—
-
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Fraud
General
Fraud
Not Applicable
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Mischief
Mental
Pyro-
maniac
Total
Persons Involved
—Continued
-
-
1
-
2
1
1
3
—
2
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
4
~4
1
April
6
2
2
July 	
August	
1
1
6
October	
5
3
1      |      ....
7
....
6
5
8
27
Juvenile male:
1
....
—
1
1
—
5
7
9
2
3
3
2
8
i
l
3
1
-
5
February	
March	
April _	
May.— 	
8
10
2
4
June _	
July _  	
3
August  _ 	
September _	
6
8
December	
1
-      |      ....      |      ....      |      _.      |        2
...
39
6
—
47
Juvenile female:
January         ... .
February._	
March	
April	
May	
June	
July	
August —	
—
~
—
-
....
_..
2
2
1
1
—
1
1
2
2
October '"	
November	
....      |      ....      |      ....
....    |       4
2
—
6
Offences Cleared
Charge:
January	
February _ 	
....
3
1
4
1
1
1
..„
1
5
1
3
1
2
5
1
7
2
1
1
2
1
8
3
6
7
1
3
7
2
12
14
i
2
1
3
1
i
4
~4
9
1
5
April	
May	
15
10
8
July.  	
August 	
September __	
7
12
16
16
21
December	
5
3
8
1
28
5
63
9
8
125
Other:
January _	
	
—
1
z
7
8
2
1
1
1
3
1
2
1
2
2
1
i
~
1
9
March..	
10
2
May	
3
2
July   „	
3
1
1
1
November—	
December.—	
3
1
--
....      |        1
—
25
ii
.._
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Mischief
Mental
Pyro-
maniac
Total
Offences Cleared
—Continued
Not cleared:
January.— _.
February	
5
16
11
12
15
16
13
10
7
16
11
6
2
2
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
3
2
4
1
1
2
5
6
7
7
4
2
2
2
1
4
7
3
1
4
3
7
2
2
2
7
4
5
4
10
24
16
20
24
22
22
19
20
21
22
24
1
2
2
4
1
2
12
3
1
2
3
26
51
40
April.	
May	
June
July 	
August  .
September	
October	
November..	
December.	
56
57
46
43
38
38
46
47
44
138
4
19               1            49
44
244
5
28
532
Persons Charged
Adult male:
—
3
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
4
1
3
1
1
4
4
2
3
3
6
3
1
3
3
1
9
5
1
2
_..
4
-
1
1
2
1
March
5
10
May 	
June  	
July..	
August	
September. ..
October	
6
7
6
4
10
11
9
December.	
1
4
Year to date	
-      |        3
7
1            21
5
37
3
77
Adult female:
-
-
1
"
1
1
1
3
2
3
1
1
1
4
4
z
February	
April-
5
May	
2
1
July	
1
August  	
September 	
October	
1
5
5
3
....
-      1      --      1        1      1      --
6
5
3
8
23
Juvenile male:
—
-
-
1
—
5
2
2
9
3
1
5
May
2
July	
6
9
December  _
1
Year to date	
....      |      ....      |      ....      |        1
18
4
-    |      23
Juvenile female:
January.	
February..'. 	
....
-
—
Z
2
1
Z
May.       	
July	
	
?
1
 REPORT OF THE FIRE MARSHAL, 1972
B 35
FIRE CRIME STATISTICS,  1972-
—Continued
Motive
Unknown
Insurance
Fraud
General
Fraud
Not Applicable
Revenge
Cover
Crime
Mischief
Mental
Pyro-
maniac
Total
Persons Charged
—Continued
November
~~3
December     	
....      |      ....
....      |      -      |      ....
....    |        3    |      ....
—
No charges laid:
January	
5
2
2
3
10
1
4
27
February   	
16
2
1
5
1
31
3
1
60
March	
11
1
7
4
24
1
2
50
April	
12
2
7
3
22
12
58
May	
15
1
7
7
25
2
3
60
June.	
16
1
1
4
2
22
2
48
July...	
13
1
2
25
2
1
46
August	
10
3
2
2
19
2
38
September	
7
2
2
7
21
39
October .        	
16
4
1
4
21
1
47
November...	
11
2
4
5
25
3
50
December..	
6
....
1
....
7
4
24
3
_~
45
138
4
19
1             50
44    |    269
15
28
568
Total charges laid:
1
January.. _.	
1
8
9
February	
1
1
March	
1
3
1
5
5
6
4
15
May.	
1
7
2
10
4
3
1
8
July.
1
1
1
3
1
7
August	
	
.
2
7
4
13
September	
3
1
5
1
2
4
16
October	
1
2
12
1
16
November	
7
14
21
December	
._.
1
....
2
1
—
1
—
5
...      |        3
8
1
28
5
63
10
8
126
Disposition of Charge
Convictions:
January   	
February   	
March	
3
3
1
6
7
May	
6
6
June	
1
1
2
July        	
August  -
2
2
September „
2
2
1
1
6
1
-
1
6
2
November	
December 	
....      |      ....      |      ....      |      ....      |        3
1    |      24
1
2
31
Dismissals:
January  _	
February  .,
.._
April	
May	
1
1
1      1
—
....
1
July 	
August	
	
October	
November	
3
3
December     	
....       |      ....      |      ....
.._
....      |      ....
1
....      |       4
....    |      ....    |      ....    |      ....
5
Pending:
January	
	
	
	
....
February	
March	
1
1
	
2
April	
6
	
6
May	
1
2
3
 B 36
BRITISH COLUMBIA
FIRE CRIME STATISTICS,  1912—Continued
Motive
Unknown
Insurance
Fraud
General
Fraud
Not Applicable
Revenge
Cover
Crime
Mischief
Mental
PjTO-
maniac
Total
Disposition of Charge
■—Continued
—
3
4
1
2
2
2
5
1
7
2
1
1
1
1
3
3
2
12
4
1
._.
6
July   	
5
August..    .
September ...
October	
5
11
15
11
5
....      |        3
7
1
25
4
25
4
69
Withdrawn:
--
.._
-
—
—
_..
-—
2
June          	
July
2
October...  .
December.	
Year to date	
....      |      _
—
—
-    |      ....
2    |        2
Stay of proceedings:
—
—
1
-
1
1
1
4
1
z
February	
March	
1
July  „
1
1
1
1
4
....
1
	
3
4
1
—    |        9
Committed:
.._
-
-
-
—
2
1
2
-
July   .
1
4
September	
October	
November  	
—
	
—
Year to date	
—
_
	
__
2
3
—
5
Authority for Charge
Criminal Code:
Sec. 387:
-
-
1
-
3
—
6
4
2
1
2
2
7
i
1
....
6
March	
1
May-
June	
July
5
2
1
2
October	
3
10
December	
—
—
1
—
3
—
24
2
—
30
 REPORT OF THE FIRE MARSHAL, 1972
B 37
FIRE CRIME STATISTICS,  1972—Continued
Motive
Unknown
Insurance
Fraud
General
Fraud
Not Applicable
Revenge
Cover
Crime
Mischief
Mental
Pyrc-
maniac
Total
Authority for Charge
—Continued
Sec. 389 (1):
-
—
1
2
1
1
1
-
3
1
2
1
1
2
3
2
1
1
1
1
3
4
10
4
1
1
1
1
March	
3
2
5
July       	
6
August	
6
4
11
November-	
December	
7
4
Year to date ___. _
_.      |        6
15
2
23
2
1
49
Sec. 389 (2)
January -	
3
.._
1
6
-
.._
March—, 	
6
1
July            	
August 	
September	
October 1 	
3
December	
—
3
—
—
1
—
6
—
—
10
Sec. 390:
January 	
February	
March _	
April 	
....
-
-
1
1
3
1
1
2
2
4
1
1
1
2
2
2
3
1
2
1
4
3
2
1
1
7
3
1
July       	
5
September  _
October	
November	
December	
6
4
7
1
....  i  ....  i  ....
1
15
2
9
4
7
38
Other:
January_	
February -	
March	
-
—
3
1
—
i
l
1
3
1
—
3
1
June	
July
3
1
August	
September	
October 	
November -	
December..-	
1
2
4
2
1
3
1
_..
11
 B 38
BRITISH COLUMBIA
APPENDIX B
INSPECTIONS MADE AND ORDERS ISSUED BY LOCAL ASSISTANTS
TO THE FIRE MARSHAL
City Municipalities (31)
Inspections
Orders
Inspections
Orders
Armstrong	
Chilliwack	
Courtenay	
Cranbrook	
Dawson Creek..
Duncan	
Enderby	
Fernie.... .,	
Grand Forks	
Greenwood	
Kamloops..	
Kelowna	
Kimberley	
Langley.-	
Nanaimo	
Nelson 	
910
1,241
1,217
197
149
945
1,821
740
371
1,005
909
59
New Westminster
North Vancouver.
Penticton.. 	
Port Alberni _.
Port Coquitlam...
Port Moody—	
Prince George	
Prince Rupert	
Revelstoke	
Rossland	
Trail 	
Vancouver 	
Vernon -	
Victoria 	
White Rock.	
Totals	
4,139
2,354
1,398
359
1,394
260
1,559
543
243
257
12,032
1,191
10,040
299
45,673
1
31
15
5
132
District Municipalities (39)
24
4,172
436
44
378
29
153
698
350
4
~ 2
734
1,252
2,605
Oak Bay     '	
12
	
Port Hardy	
268
364
868
104
Delta- .
Esquimalt     .__ „	
Saanich  	
Spallumcheen _ .,
4
22
71
46
51
Vent
Squamish 	
447
87
214
395
Langley   ..
Sumas	
S u mmerland  	
4,727
669
441
North Cowichan__	
18,919
752
 REPORT OF THE FIRE MARSHAL, 1972
B 39
INSPECTIONS MADE AND ORDERS ISSUED BY LOCAL ASSISTANTS
TO THE FIRE MARSHAL— Continued
Village Municipalities (58)
Inspections
Orders
Inspections
Orders
73
—
Midway _	
Montrose  	
40
17
Osoyoos—-	
Chetwynd.	
32
Elkford
2
Port Edward _     .
Port McNeill	
47
1
	
Salmo	
S ay ward 	
Sechelt	
Gold River	
42
1
Taylor 	
10
6
Tofino  _	
Uciuelet..	
Valemount	
Vanderhoof ...
Warfield	
Lions Bay 	
18
11
Totals	
302
Town Municipalities (14)
—
Quesnel	
52
3
	
120
106
Fort St. John
356
1
Williams Lake.. 	
Totals 	
49
809
4
Fire Districts (15)
1,108
109
14
35
93
12
737
Nanaimo, County of 	
Yale, County of   ..
Totals	
2,409
Inspections       <
i, 1972 — —- 63,940
Orders
888
588
92
197
172
529
603
178
151
100
i, 1971                            —  84,104
Grand total
s, 1970     81,056
5, 1969     -  77,927
i   1968                                  -                              92,074
i, 1967  85,969
Grand total
,, 1966 - - -   84,874
i, 1965    .        .. -    83,678
,, 1964                                       82,758
Grand total
, 1963   92,088
 B 40 BRITISH COLUMBIA
APPENDIX C
TEN-YEAR COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF FIRES AND FIRE LOSSES
Year
City Municipalities
District Municipalities
Town Municipalities
Incidents
Losses
Incidents
Losses
Incidents
Losses
1972
4,261
3,465
3,352
3,463
3,081
3,264
3,350
3,351 '
3,366
3,233
$
11,976,681
12,777,142
9,529,652
8,466,521
6,899,093
7,327,896
10,340,128
4,756,985
4,204,463
4,343,193
2,202
2,308
2,362
2,524
2,301
2,129
2,026
2,030
2,166
2,113
$
7,525,806
7,890,285
8,721,629
6,924,503
4,296,276
5,307,350
3,173,114
2,855,954
3,325,408
3,214,837
169
176
168
141
173
154
144
109
71
61
$
1,858,834
1971	
714,423
1970	
988,678
1969.
694,863
1968...
763,822
1967-
558,875
1966	
554,895
1965—	
342,522
1964.. . .   ....    _
242,674
1963—
339,654
Totals 	
34,186
80,621,754
22,161
53,235,162
1,366
7,059,240
Year
Village Municipalities
Fire Districts
Totals
Incidents
Losses
Incidents
Losses
Incidents
Losses
1972
1971 	
1970	
1969
264
166
180
170
178
161
187
184
245
246
$
3,023,716
2,099,707
1,029,951
703,746
1,455,474
1,619,445
912,541
878,033
830,912
634,304
1,224
1,339
1,484
1,304
1,277
1,226
1,196
1,253
1,270
1,262
$
13,004,079
11,235,201
14,291,164
10,724,813
7,702,306
6,676,487
8,164,901
5,304,290
6,382,406
5,260,743
8,120
7,454
7,546
7,602
7,010
6,934
6,903
6,977
7,118
6,915
$
37,389,116
34,716,758
34,561,074
27,514,446
1968    . ..
21,116,971
1967
21,490,053
1966	
1965.
23,145,579
14,137,784
1964	
14,985,863
1963	
13,792,731
Totals	
1,981
13,187,829
12,835
88,746,390
72,579
242,850,375
 REPORT OF THE FIRE MARSHAL, 1972
APPENDIX D
LOSS OF LIFE,  1963-73
B 41
Occupancy
Number
of
Fires
Causes of Fires
Loss of Life
Men
Women
Children
Total
Apartments..
Dwellings..
Hospital-
House trailers-
Launches	
Motor-vehicles-
Office building-
Outdoors	
Sawmill-
Totals, 1972	
Totals, 1971..._
Totals, 1970.	
Totals, 1969.	
Totals, 1968	
Totals, 1967	
Totals, 1966	
Totals, 1965	
Totals, 1964.	
Totals, 1963	
Ten-year totals
58
1
84
95
71
74
81
78
58
71
51
54
717"
Short circuit (1) _	
Smokers' carelessness (7)-
Inbed (3)	
While intoxicated (2)	
In the home (2)	
Unknown (3)..
Candle carelessness (1)	
Chimney (defective) (1)	
Clothes over light bulb (1)._ 	
Electrical appliances (2)—
Overheated heating-pad (1)	
Hot-plate carelessness (1)	
Gasoline (3)—
Carelessness (1)	
Vapour explosion (1) 	
Improper use of (1)	
Incendiary (arson) (1)  	
Kerosene carelessness (1)	
Matches (children playing with) (10)~
Oil-burning equipment (8)—
Misuse of (3)	
Faulty (1) — 	
Carelessness (2) 	
Unknown (2)	
Propane (3)—
Fridge explosion (1)  	
Heater explosion (1)	
Heater installation (1)	
Short circuit (4) 	
Smokers' carelessness (24)—
In the home (10)	
In bed (4)..
While intoxicated (10)	
Stoves (4)—
Combustibles too near (3)_
Unknown (1)	
Unknown (4)~
Smoker's carelessness (1)	
Child playing with matches (1)..
Smokers' carelessness (1)	
Explosion (1) .
Gas-lamp explosion (1)..
Car Are (2)—
Collision (1)	
Vehicle upset (1)_
Carelessness using blowtorch (1)..
Incendiary (4)—-
Murder (1)	
Suicide (3) .
Outside burning carelessness (2)	
Using blowtorch (1)	
1
1
3
2
	
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
	
1
	
	
1
1
1
	
7
4
1
3
6
3
1
	
2
i
	
3
1
1
1
	
1
1
46
81
32
54
49
46
39
46
28
35
456
24
39
28
17
27
25
13
17
9
15
1
10
30
33
44
16
24
35
18
28
24
23
4
2
2
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
10
3
1
2
2
1
1
1
4
12
4
10
3
1
5
3
100
153
104
87
100
106
70
91
61
73
214
275
945
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