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Legislative Assembly","@language":"en"}],"DateAvailable":[{"@value":"2016","@language":"en"}],"DateIssued":[{"@value":"[1939]","@language":"en"}],"DigitalResourceOriginalRecord":[{"@value":"https:\/\/open.library.ubc.ca\/collections\/bcsessional\/items\/1.0308764\/source.json","@language":"en"}],"FileFormat":[{"@value":"application\/pdf","@language":"en"}],"FullText":[{"@value":" SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT\nop\nTHE FIRE MAESHAL\nFOR THE PROVINCE OF\nBRITISH COLUMBIA\nSTATISTICS, 1938\nPRINTED BY\nAUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.\nVICTORIA, B.C. :\nPrinted by Charles F. Banfield, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.\n1930. To His Honour E. W. Hamber,\nLieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia.\nMay it please Your Honour:\nThe undersigned has the honour to present the Seventeenth Annual Report of the Fire\nMarshal for the year ended December 31st, 1938.\nGORDON S. WISMER,\nAttorney-General.\nVictoria, B.C., March 31st, 1939. table;k)f contents.\nPage.\nReport of Fire Marshal 5\nTable I.\u2014Inspections made and Orders issued 6\nTable II.\u2014Fires reported 8\nTable III.\u2014Causes of Fires 10\nTable IV.\u2014Classification of Property burned 12\nTable V.\u2014Summary _ 20\nTable VI.\u2014Loss of Life 21 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL.\nOffice of Fire Marshal,\nVancouver, B.C., March 31st, 1939.\nThe Honourable Gordon S. Wismer, K.C.,\nAttorney-General, Victoria, B.C.\nSir,\u2014Pursuant to section 44 of the \" Fire Marshal Act,\" I have the honour to submit\nmy Seventeenth Annual Report as Fire Marshal for the year ended December 31st, 1938,\ntogether with statistics showing fire causes and losses in the Province. I am sorry to say it is\nnecessary to call your attention to an increase of $385,956 in fire losses over the year 1937.\nThis increase is due to greater losses in some of our cities.\nWholesale Gasoline Storage.\u2014This matter, referred to in my last report, has been very\nmuch before us due to the fact charges were made publicly that conditions existing in the City\nof Vancouver were a serious hazard. One hundred and thirteen inspections were made of\nthese plants, both in the City of Vancouver and other districts, and they were found to be in\nexcellent condition, well up to the standards required by the American Petroleum Institute.\nIn view of the fact that for the last twenty years we have never had a fire in a gasoline\nstorage plant I feel that the situation in this Province with regard to gasoline storage is well\nin hand.\nFire Investigations.\u2014The report of the Deputy Fire Marshal, Mr. W. A. Walker, shows\nthat he has conducted 186 fire investigations during the year, seven inquiries under section\n11 of the Act and seventy-four inspections. There were eleven prosecutions under the \" Fire\nMarshal Act \" and regulations, resulting in eleven convictions; eleven prosecutions under the\nCriminal Code with nine convictions; one committed for trial and one acquittal.\nThe work of inspection has been carried out by Mr. W. A. Oswald. His report shows\nthat 1,483 general inspections, exclusive of theatres and hospitals, have been made during the\nyear.\nPublic Buildings.\u2014Fifteen Government buildings were inspected by Mr. Oswald during\nthe year; also seventy-one public and private hospitals and sixty-four schools were inspected\nin co-operation with local Assistant Fire Marshals.\nIn connection with orders issued by local Assistant Fire Marshals, eighty-six appeals\nwere made to the Fire Marshal and hearings granted. There were no appeals from his\ndecisions to the Courts.\nTheatres and Film Exchanges.\u2014Two hundred and seven inspections of theatres have\nbeen made and forty-two orders issued to correct faults. Four new theatres were completed\nand opened during the year. Forty-eight inspections were made of film exchanges and\n145,000 feet of film removed from service. Forty-six candidates for projectionist licences\nwere examined, of whom thirty-eight were successful and received certificates.\nOil-burner Regulations.\u2014One hundred and eighty-nine oil-burner installations were\nchecked by Mr. Oswald and 1,372 National Research Council approval labels for oil-burning\nequipment were issued following inspections. In addition, 957 oil-burners previously labelled\nby the National Research Council or the Underwriters' Laboratories, have been sold in the\nProvince.\nI wish to express to my entire staff my appreciation of their loyalty and excellent\nwork; to members of the police throughout the Province for their co-operation and assistance;\nto local Assistant Fire Marshals and to all insurance companies.\nI have the honour to be,\nSir,\nYour obedient servant,\nJ. A. THOMAS,\nFire Marshal. M 6\nBRITISH COLUMBIA.\nTABLE I.\n\u2014INSPECTIONS MADE AND ORDERS ISSUED\nFIRE MARSHALS.\nBY ASSISTANT\nName.\nInspections.\nOrders.\nCity Municipalities (S3).\n1\n62\n24\n66\n1,276\n55\n37\n16\n344\"\n147\n721\n34\n71\n692\n1,808\n5,320\n1,200\n185\n80\n208\n104\n60\n1,146\n13\n2,373\n42,690\n320\n12,309\n1\n4\n2\n59\n5\n24\n15\n3\n17\n1\n28\n4\n88\n948\n80\n75\n5\n5\n1\n121\n1\n128\n3,769\n136\n197\nNanaimo\t\nTrail , \t\nTotals. \u2014 _ _ \t\n71,362 5,717\nDistrict Municijialities (28).\n11\n2\n61\n7\n17\n112\n510\n182\n75\n3\n28\n2\n10\n9\n4\n5\n2\n9\n1\n5\nDelta\t\n\"\u25a0\nEsquimalt - - \u25a0 - \t\nKent \t\nOak Bay __ _ \" \t REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1938.\nM 7\nTABLE I.\u2014INSPECTIONS MADE AND ORDERS ISSUED BY ASSISTANT\nFIRE MARSHALS\u2014Continued.\nName.\nInspections.\nOrders.\nDistrict Municipalities\u2014Continued.\n26\nTotals\t\n1,046\n35\nVillage Municipalities (19).\n20\n32\n402\n23\n20\n58\n72\n2\n5\n39\n14\nTofino ___ \t\n9\nTotals\n627\n69\nFire Districts (12).\n119\n129\n21\n4\n552\n57\n327\n29\n12\n86\n24\n1\n1\n3\n14\n1,336\n43\n74,371\n5,864\n68,079\n66,549\n52,849\n53,150\n5,826\nGrand totals. 1936 \t\n5,929\n4,742\n3,502\n\u2014 M\nBRITISH COLUMBIA.\nTABLE IL\u2014FIRES REPORTED.\nDistricts reporting.\nNumber.\nCity Municipalities (S3).\nAlberni\t\nArmstrong _\nChilliwack...\nCourtenay...\nCranbrook\u2014\nCumberland .\nDuncan\t\nEnderby\t\nFernie\t\nGrand Forks _\nGreenwood\t\nKamloops. :_\nKaslo\t\nKelowna\t\nLadysmith\t\nMerritt\t\nNanaimo\t\nNelson\t\nNew Westminster..\nNorth Vancouver._.\nPort Alberni \t\nPort Coquitlam\t\nPort Moody\t\nPrince George\t\nPrince Rupert\t\nRevelstoke\t\nRossland\t\nSalmon Arm\t\nSlocan \t\nTrail \t\nVancouver..\nVernon\t\nVictoria\t\nTotals..\nDistrict Municipalities (28).\nBurnaby\t\nChilliwack__\nColdstream..\nCoquitlam\t\nDelta\t\nEsquimau. .\t\nFraser Mills..\nGlenmore\t\nKent\t\nLangley\t\nMaple Ridge..\nMatsqui\t\nMission .\t\nNorth Cowichan\t\nNorth Vancouver-\nOak Bay\t\nPeachland\t\nPenticton .\nPitt Meadows..\nRichmond\t\nSaanich\t\nSalmon Arm...\nSpallumcheen.-\nSumas\t\nSummerland....\nSurrey\t\nTadanac \t\nWest Vancouver^\n7\n4\n8\n7\n10\n5\n13\n7\n5\n4\n14\n12\n7\n5\n41\n24\n72\n38\n16\n5\n4\n9\n15\n6\n11\n14\n27\n1,559\n11\n246\n2,206\n82\n18\n3\n5\n9\n14\n1\n4\n19\n17\n19\n4\n13\n15\n53\n2\n25\n4\n41\n62\n3\n3\n25\n14\n45\n516\nAmount of\nLoss.\n$44,397\n1,171\n14,834\n518\n4,495\n779\n3,307\n8,435\n438\n77\n578\n450\n1,321\n430\n3,126\n36,548\n22,849\n1,707\n2,338\n7,407\n1,645\n1,519\n2,875\n11,643\n973\n10,007\n1,924\n1,244,118\n1,641\n27,170\n$1,458,720\n$22,879\n14,372\n2,650\n388\n5,051\n1,364\n30\n2,655\n15,342\n48,688\n12,735\n7,204\n8,216\n375\n770\n3,499\n8,719\n1,920\n82,206\n9,081\n18,993\n4,133\n6,423\n14,698\n22,023\n2,905\n2,465\n$319,784 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1938.\nM 9\nTABLE IL\u2014FIRES REPORTED\u2014Continued.\nDistricts reporting.\nNumber.\nAmount of\nLoss.\nVillage Municipalities (19).\n1\n2\n8\n1\n2\n2\n5\n1\n4\n3\n3 .\n1\n3\n9\n$9\n5,740\n13,048\n25\n27\n4,029\n8,516\n6,800\n3,453\n265\n9,490\n75\n2,949\nTorino \t\n20,128\nTotals\n45\n$74,554\nFire Districts (12).\n48\n90\n124\n3\n3\n13\n7\n37\n40\n20\n86\n$99,837\n96,928\n244,651\n141\n192\n43,548\n2,546\n47,966\n23,211\n21,653\n96,303\nTotals\t\n471\n$676,976\n3,238\n$2,530,034\nNote.\u2014Construction of Buildings\u2014\n22, loss\n257, \u201e\n2,959, \u201e 2,\n$2,511\n297,998\n.29,525\n3,238, \u201e $2,\n530,034 M 10\nBRITISH COLUMBIA.\nTABLE III.\u2014CAUSES OF FIRES.\nCauses of Fires.\nAmount of\nLoss.\nAlcohol vapour explosion\t\nAshes against wood _ \t\nBlasting, carelessness in _.__\t\nBoiler insufficiently protected\t\nCandle carelessness _\t\nCarburettor back-firing _ _\t\nCar upset \u2014 -\t\nChildren playing with fire __\t\nClothes too near stove or stove-pipe\t\nClothing, falling on steam-pipe, ignited..\nCollision - \u2014 _\nCurtains from candle .\nCurtains from lamp.....\nCurtains from stove\t\nDefective belt\t\nDefective boiler\t\nDefective brooder\t\nDefective chimney \t\nDefective fireplace \t\nDefective furnace or furnace-pipe.\nDefective matches \t\nDefective motor \t\nDefective oil-burner \t\nDefective oil-stove\t\nDefective stove or stove-pipe .\nDefective wiring\t\nDust explosion \t\nElectrical appliances._. \t\nEther explosion\t\nExposure \t\nFilm break at the aperture..\nFire-crackers :\t\nFriction in pulley \t\nFriction of logging-cable \t\nFriction on brake-drum \u2014\t\nFurnace or furnace-pipe insufficiently protected..\nGas-burner insufficiently protected \u2014\t\nGas explosion _ __ _- \t\nGas furnace back-firing \t\nGasoline carelessness\t\nGasoline explosion \t\nGasoline on exhaust-pipe\t\nGasoline-pump damaged by car\u2014\nGasoline-torch carelessness \t\nGrease dripping on hot sawdust.\nGrease on stove \u2014\nHot castings on wood. \t\nIgnition of paint-remover..\nIncendiary \t\nIncense-burner upset-\nKettle boiling dry\t\nLamp explosion\t\nLamp upset\u2014\t\nLantern upset \u2014\t\nLightning\t\nLive coals\t\nMatch carelessness-\nMatches, children with .\nMolten metal -\t\nOil-furnace back-firing-\nOil-stove explosion..\t\nOil-stove upset\t\nOverheated electric motor-\nPaper from fireplace\t\nSawdust-burner back-firing._\n1\n36\n1\n3\n11\n31\n13\n5\n56\n1\n4\n3\n3\n7\n1\n1\n2\n191\n23\n5\n6\n1\n11\n4\n23\n21\n6\n125\n1\n79\n1\n23\n1\n1\n7\n19\n2\n5\n1\n31\n3\n9\n1\n3\n1\n40\n1\n1\n30\n1\n1\n1\n4\n1\n14\n8\n44\n32\n3\n9\n1\n2\n1\n2\n7\n$23\n4,771\n825\n109\n3,140\n6,034\n7,122\n899\n2,814\n5\n5,240\n23\n53\n121\n53\n150\n565\n85,028\n2,032\n346\n96\n6,613\n1,573\n128\n16,302\n28,860\n670\n9,916\n50\n178,570\n5,700\n806\n152\n25,353\n49\n592\n53\n386\n67\n47,794\n292\n1,095\n15\n44\n539\n8,667\n5\n2,353\n67,652\n11\n18\n57\n8,556\n12\n17,355\n322\n1,111\n2,602\n165\n1,191\n35\n95\n20\n86\n869 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1938.\nM 11\nTABLE III.\u2014CAUSES OF FIRES\u2014Continued.\nCauses of Fires.\nNumber.\nAmount of\nLoss.\nSawdust-burner insufficiently protected-\nShort circuit \t\nSmokers' carelessness\t\nSparks from acetylene-torch\t\nSparks from boiler _\t\nSparks from bonfire \t\nSparks from burning rubbish .\nSparks from bush fire\t\nSparks from chimney \t\nSparks from engine __\t\nSparks from fireplace\t\nSparks from forge \t\nSparks from furnace\t\nSparks from grass fire\t\nSparks from grinding-machine _\nSparks from locomotive ._\t\nSparks from mill burner\t\nSparks from slash fire\t\nSparks from smudge fire\t\nSparks from stove or stove-pipe _\t\nSparks from welding-machine\t\nSparks igniting alcohol\t\nSpontaneous combustion.. __..\t\nStatic electricity \u2014\nStove explosion \t\nStove or stove-pipe insufficiently protected-\nSulphur, ignition of _\nSun's rays ._ \u2014\t\nTar boiling over \u2014 \t\nUnknown \u2014\t\nWood too near stove..\nTotals -__..\t\n7\n136\n990\n1\n9\n10\n4\n26\n278\n9\n249\n2\n6\n5\n1\n1\n13\n4\n1\n39\n3\n1\n18\n1\n5\n127\n2\n3\n6\n293\n2\n$2,606\n30,395\n838,876\n15\n17,248\n9,116\n2,155\n83,984\n85,721\n80,932\n5,570\n111\n2.320\n2,564\n125\n500\n49,156\n16,563\n3,650\n8,503\n2,253\n303\n24,253\n50\n4,236\n87,824\n90\n77\n421\n614,062\n105\n3,238\n$2,530,034 M 12\nBRITISH COLUMBIA.\nTABLE IV.\u2014CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED AND CAUSES.\nProperty.\nCauses.\nAmount of Loss.\nApartments \t\n184\n3\n298\n3\n3\n4\nAshes against wood _\t\nClothes too near stove _.\nCurtains from stove - \t\n1\n1\n2\n8\n1\n7\n$730\n8\n46\n438\n3\n118\n705\n4\n70\n35\n40\n94\n2\n279\n362\n28\n128\n36\n20\n116\n8,333\n26\n793\n29\n36\n9,990\n3\n1\n2\n1\n1\nGasoline carelessness \t\n1\n1\n3\n1\n5\n2\n2\n1\n4\nOverheated electric motor \t\nSmokers' carelessness \t\n106\n1\nSparks from chimney \t\n14\n5\n2\n8\n3\n$22,469\n1,506\n1\n24\n13\n4\n$23\n2,227\n7,122\n5,240\n477\n32\n1,245\n49\n1,564\n1,095\n10\n1,767\n42\n12,261\n3,809\n958\n3,114\nCarburettor back-firing \t\nCar upset __\t\n11\nElectrical appliances - ...\n2\n4\n6\n9\n1\n5\n2\nGasoline-torch carelessness \t\nIncendiary \u2014\t\nShort circuit \t\nSmokers' carelessness \u2014\t\n99\n86\n3\n21\nSmokers' carelessness \t\n1\n2\n41,035\nBakeries \u2014\n$20\n4,257\nSmokers' carelessness \t\n2\n1\n4,277\nBanks \u2014 \u2014\n$67\n3\n2\n70\n$306\n1,450\n20\n36\nSmokers' carelessness \t\n1\n1\n1\n1\nBlasting, carelessness in \t\n1,776\nBarns \t\n$825\n550\n110\n85\n30\n975\n595\n6,398\n1,866\nDefective chimney \t\n2\n1\nLightning . \t\nMatches, children with \t\nSmokers' carelessness \t\n1\n2\n3\n3\n1\nSparks from burning rubbish \t REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1938.\nM 13\nTABLE IV.\u2014CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED AND CAUSES\u2014Continued.\nProperty.\nCauses.\nAmount of Loss.\n2\n1\n11\n1\n1\n4\n2\n1\n12\n6\n10\n1\n4\n1\n1\n1,940\nSparks from bush fire \t\n3\n3\n 1\n$2,456\n6,936\n100\n14,906\n14\n1\n$35,832\n$300\n5\n 1\nSparks from forge _\nSmokers' carelessness \t\nSparks from chimney ._. \u2014\t\nSparks from fireplace \t\n1\n7\n1\n1\n1\n305\n25\n$309\n104\n5\n50\n32\nStove-pipe insufficiently protected \t\nShort circuit _ _ _ \t\n1\n1\n1\n500\n115\n25\nBreweries \t\n$476\n95\n560\n250\nClothes too near stove \t\n1\n1\n 1\n1\n 1\n1,381\n$245\n10,000\n1\n 1\n10,245\n1,000\n$30\n15\n5\n40\n275\n3,164\nAshes against wood \t\nDefective brooder \t\nExposure \t\nMatch carelessness \t\n2\n1\n 1\n1\n 2\n 5\nClothes too near stove \t\nDefective chimney \t\n1\n2\n 1\n3,529\nChurches \t\n$15\n2,496\n1,230\n7\n5\nLightning , \t\n1\n 1\nElectrical appliances ~\t\n1\n 1\n3,753\nClubs \t\n$122\n21\n156\n50\nSmokers' carelessness _\t\n7\n1\n 1\n349\n15,769\n 1\n$10\n35\n201\n2\n 1\nMatch carelessness \t\n1\n 1\n246\n159\n379\nDry-cleaning establishments\n$3,704\n25\n3,140\n899\n2,245\n61\n15\n75\n68,286\n1,820\n346\n83\n1,472\n69\n 23\nBoiler insufficiently protected\t\nCandle carelessness . '.\nChildren playing with fire \t\nClothes too near stove or stove-pipe \t\n1\n11\n5\n49\n 4\nCurtains from lamp \t\nCurtains from stove \t\nDefective chimney \t\n2\n5\n151\n20\n5\n4\n 9\n2 M 14\nBRITISH COLUMBIA.\nTABLE IV.\u2014CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED AND CAUSES\u2014Continued.\nProperty.\nCauses.\nAmount of Loss.\n1\n1\n2\n1\n1\n1\n1\n3\n1\n13\nDefective stove or stove-pipe\t\n18\n6\n86\n28\n16\n15\n2\n1\n10\n1\n30\n8\n1\n1\n1\n4\n1\n8\n7\n28\n23\n4\n1\n4\n7\n12\n548\n3\n1\n10\n232\n243\n2\n4\n1\n1\n1\n35\n6\n3\n103\n3\n5\n124\n1\n1\n1\n1\n1\n1\n1\n1\n1\n2\n1\n1\n6\n3\n1\n1\n2\n$14,937\n17,030\n5,355\n10,006\n453\n491\n206\n67\n5,222\n47\n7,273\n8,461\n11\n18\n57\n8,556\n12\n3,344\n102\n627\n1,467\n704\n91\n694\n2,617\n2,644\n30,388\n2,645\n220\n2,134\n58,831\n5,522\n1,235\n764\n500\n40\n3,650\n7,653\n2,225\n3,575\n57,443\n77\n413\n130,196\n75\nFire-crackers -\t\nFurnace or furnace-pipe insufficiently protected .\nGas-furnace back-firing \t\nGasoline carelessness \u2014 \u2014\nGrease on stove -\t\nLamp explosion \t\nLamp upset\t\nLantern upset - -. \t\nSawdust-burner back-firing \t\nSparks from bush fire \u2014 -\nSparks from chimney \u2014\nSparks from fireplace \t\nSparks from furnace\t\nSparks from locomotive \u2014 \t\nSpontaneous combustion \t\n$480,318\n93\n(box) \t\n(broom) \t\n(coffee and spice) \u2014\n(furniture) \t\n187\nFactories\nSmokers' carelessness -\t\nSparks from mill burner -\t\nSparks from grinding-machine \t\nSparks from furnace \t\n$44\n15\n59\n125\nFactories\nFactories\n758\n127,091\n50\n(roof products)\n(sash and door)\nFactories\nSparks from boiler \t\nSpontaneous combustion \u2014\n$100\n447\n547\n1,217\n$3,714\n805\n70\n81\n750\nUnknown \t\n5,420 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1938.\nM 15\nTABLE IV.\u2014CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED AND CAUSES\u2014Continued.\nProperty.\nCauses.\nAmount of Loss.\nFish-reduction plants\nFoundries \t\nFreight-cars\nFruit-packing plants\nGaols \u2014\nGarages \t\nGasoline-shovels -\nGasoline-stations\nGolf club-houses\nGreenhouses \t\nHalls\nHaystacks\nHospitals\nDefective chimney \t\nDefective chimney \t\nDefective stove \t\nDefective wiring \t\nHot castings on wood\nLightning \t\nMolten metal ____ _\t\nShort circuit \t\nSparks from furnace \t\nSparks from welding-machine\nSpontaneous combustion \t\nExposure \u2014\nIncendiary \t\nSmokers' carelessness\nUnknown \t\nSparks from bonfire ~\nDefective chimney \t\nAshes against wood _.. _\t\nClothing, falling on steam-pipe, ignited\nDefective chimney \u2014 \t\nElectrical appliances \t\nExposure - -\t\nFurnace insufficiently protected\nGasoline carelessness \u2014\nIncendiary \t\nLightning \t\nMatches, children with \u2014\nShort circuit \u2014 \t\nSmokers* carelessness \t\nSparks from bonfire \u2014\t\nSparks from chimney \t\nSpontaneous combustion \t\nStove insufficiently protected\nGasoline carelessness\nExposure \t\nGasoline carelessness\nGasoline explosion \u2014-\nGasoline-pump damaged by car\nSmokers' carelessness \t\nUnknown \t\nSmokers' carelessness\nExposure \t\nSawdust-burner back-firing\nClothes too near stove \t\nExposure \t\nIncendiary \u2014_ \t\nShort circuit _. \t\nSmokers' carelessness\nUnknown \t\nIncendiary\nUnknown _\nDefective stove-pipe .\nElectrical appliances\nEther explosion \t\nLive coals \t\nSmokers' carelessness \u2014\nSparks from chimney -\nSparks igniting alcohol\n500\n3\n5\n10\n140\n1,610\n5\n10\n205\n$609\n450\n302\n150\n$20\n5\n1,950\n70\n420\n5\n33,508\n30\n11\n17\n2,915\n1,059\n7\n5\n12,737\n8\n19,869\n$188\n22\n175\n15\n137\n6,500\n$400\n60\n3,153\n10,200\n1,400\n43\n1,000\n$200\n1,400\n$25\n306\n50\n220\n14\n12\n303\n$250\n2,576\n1,511\n12\n65\n72,636\n40\n7,037\n184\n460\n15,833\n1,600 M 16\nBRITISH COLUMBIA.\nTABLE IV.\u2014CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED AND CAUSES\u2014Continued.\nProperty.\nCauses.\nAmount of Loss.\nHotels\nHouse-boats\nIce plants -\nLaunches \u2014\nLaundries\nLibraries \t\nLogging camps\nLumber piles\nLumber-yards .\nMachine-shops\nMining property\n101\nMotor-cycles \t\nMushroom-houses\nOffices\n10\n18\nDefective chimney \u2014__\t\nDefective matches\t\nDefective wiring \t\nElectrical appliances\t\nFurnace-pipe insufficiently protected\nGrease on stove _ \t\nSmokers' carelessness \t\nSparks from bush fire \t\nSparks from chimney \u2014 . \t\nSparks from grass fire \t\nSparks from stove or stove-pipe\nSpontaneous combustion _\nUnknown \t\nSparks from chimney ...\nSmokers' carelessness -\nGasoline carelessness ...\nOil-furnace back-firing\nDefective wiring \t\nSmokers' carelessness\nSparks from chimney\nUnknown \t\nExposure \t\nFriction of logging-cable\nLightning \t\nSmokers' carelessness \t\nSparks from bush fire - :-\nSparks from chimney\t\nSparks from engine _\u201e_\nSparks from slash fire \t\nUnknown \t\nMatches, children with\nSparks from bonfire\t\nUnknown - \t\nMolten metal \u2014\t\nSparks from chimney \t\nSparks from forge\t\nSparks from welding-machine\t\nStove-pipe insufficiently protected\nIncendiary ....\nShort circuit\nSparks from engine \t\nSparks from furnace\t\nSparks from welding-machine .\nStove insufficiently protected .\nUnknown \t\nGasoline carelessness \t\nSawdust-burner back-firing \t\nStove-pipe insufficiently protected\nElectrical appliances\nExposure \t\nGrease on stove\nIncendiary \t\nPaper from fireplace \t\nSawdust-burner back-firing\nSmokers' carelessness __\nSparks from engine \t\n$50\n10\n8,999\n59\n26\n25\n4,888\n24,125\n25,053\n1,800\n270\n51\n20,487\n$550\n400\n$1,750\n105\n40\n180\n$25,353\n13,910\n481\n41,435\n55\n92\n16,563\n48,998\n28\n2\n$15\n86\n2,137\n4\n$325\n4,502\n48,747\n191\n106\n5,500\n1,055\n312\n$30\n514\n546\n38\n77\n19\n144\n4,500\n$85,843\n11\n750.\n950\n2,075\n25\n146,887\n40\n5\n2,242\n60,426\n352 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1938.\nM 17\nTABLE IV.\u2014CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED AND CAUSES\u2014Continued.\nProperty.\nCauses.\nAmount of Loss.\nOil-sheds\nPaper-mills\nPeat plants\nPiggeries\nPool-rooms\nPost-offices\nPower-houses\nPrinting-offices\nPulp-mills \t\nRailway-stations\nRestaurants .\t\nRooming-houses\nSawmills\nSchools\n77\n28\n10\nStatic electricity\nLightning\t\nSparks from boiler\nSparks from bush fire .\nSparks from engine\t\nUnknown \t\nDefective chimney\nUnknown\t\nSparks from chimney\nSmokers' carelessness .\nUnknown \t\nExposure \t\nGasoline carelessness\nSparks from engine \u2014\nDefective oil-burner \u2014\nSparks from boiler ....\nSparks from furnace\nUnknown \t\nUnknown \t\nDefective chimney\nExposure \u2014\t\nGrease on stove\nShort circuit \t\nSmokers' carelessness\nUnknown \t\nAshes against wood \t\nClothes too near stove\nDefective chimney\t\nDefective fireplace \t\nDefective oil-burner \u2014\nElectrical appliances ....\nGasoline-torch carelessness\nShort circuit\t\nSmokers' carelessness \t\nSparks from chimney \t\nStove explosion \t\nStove insufficiently protected\nSulphur, ignition of -\nUnknown \t\nBoiler insufficiently protected\nElectrical appliances _\t\nIncendiary \t\nShort circuit \t\nSparks from acetylene-torch ..\nSparks from boiler \u2014\t\nSparks from bush fire \t\nSparks from engine \t\nSparks from mill burner \u2014\t\nUnknown \t\nClothes too near stove \t\nIncendiary \u2014 -\u2014\nSparks from chimney\t\nSpontaneous combustion \u2014\t\nStove insufficiently protected ..\nUnknown \u2014\t\n$43\n41\n$10,213\n10,500\n6,150\n$900\n517\n$5\n1,400\n$40\n1,300\n6,050\n$34\n131\n17\n$10\n337\n125\n125\n4\n158\n$30\n15\n1,077\n165\n1\n127\n32\n6\n2,172\n1,403\n661\n22\n40\n4,119\n$66\n15\n30,000\n300\n15\n17,073\n2,428\n11,043\n48,322\n50,816\n$6\n5,778\n20\n420\n185\n990\n$50\n84\n26,863\n1,417\n860\n1,405\n7,390\n100\n182\n25\n759\n9,870\n160,078\n7,399 M 18\nBRITISH COLUMBIA.\nTABLE IV.\u2014CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED AND CAUSES\u2014Continued.\nProperty.\nCauses.\nAmount of Loss.\nScows \t\nSeed-extraction plants\nSheds \t\nSheet-metal works\nShingle-mills \u2014\t\nShips\nSmelting plants\nSmoke-houses\nStores \t\nStores and apartments\nStores and dwellings\n1\n101\n15\n18\nIncendiary \t\nDefective chimney \t\nAshes against wood \t\nDefective stove \t\nExposure \t\nFire-crackers\t\nIncendiary \t\nMatches, children with \t\nSmokers' carelessness \t\nSparks from burning rubbish\nSparks from bush fire \t\nSparks from chimney\t\nSparks from stove \u2014\nUnknown \u2014\t\nTar boiling over \t\nSparks from mill burner \u2014\nUnknown\t\nElectrical appliances\nUnknown \t\nDefective boiler \t\nDust explosion \t\nElectrical appliances\nMolten metal \t\nShort circuit \t\nSulphur, ignition of\nUnknown \t\nGrease dripping on hot sawdust\nAshes against wood \t\nClothes too near stove \t\nDefective chimney \u2014\t\nDefective oil-stove _\u2014\t\nDefective wiring - \t\nElectrical appliances \t\nExposure - \u2014\t\nFire-crackers \t\nGas-burner insufficiently protected\nGas explosion \t\nGasoline carelessness \u2014\t\nGrease on stove \t\nIgnition of paint-remover\nIncendiary \u2014\t\nMatch carelessness \t\nOil-stove explosion -\t\nShort circuit \u2014\t\nSmokers' carelessness \t\nSparks from fireplace \t\nStove or stove-pipe insufficiently protected\nUnknown\t\nDefective chimney\nElectrical appliances\nExposure \t\nOil-furnace back-firing ...\nSmokers' carelessness \t\nSparks from chimney \u2014\nSpontaneous combustion\nUnknown\t\nAshes against wood\nDefective oil-stove ..\nExposure\t\n$55\n445\n115\n20\n15\n5\n262\n19\n235\n1\n20\n565\n$704\n71,671\n$2,500\n20,000\n$150\n670\n25\n20\n600\n50\n1,000\n$149\n12\n5,899\n29\n601\n400\n4,152\n209\n18\n25\n10\n234\n2,353\n75\n156\n35\n220\n3,949\n23\n192\n59,777\n$157\n10\n81\n41\n867\n32\n79\n848\n$10\n30\n5,463\n$8,500\n1,218\n1,757\n8\n72,375\n22,500\n2,515\n539\n78,518\n2,115 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1938.\nM 19\nTABLE IV.\u2014CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED AND CAUSES\u2014Continued.\nProperty.\nCauses.\nAmount of Loss.\n11\n 1\n$35\n149\n121\n14\n109\n113\n2,056\n6,428\nGrease on stove \t\nIncendiary\t\n1\n 1\n 1\n 4\n 3\n 1\n2\nAshes against wood \t\n1\n 1\n$14,528\n$40\n4,327\n2,997\n1,057\n2,251\n 23\n 6\nSpontaneous combustion \t\n 1\n 2\nDefective chimney - \u2014\n3\n 1\n10,672\n$79\n50\n115\n15\n40\n2,925\n30\n10,368\n1\n 1\nGrease on stove \t\nMatch carelessness \t\nSmokers' carelessness - ..\n 1\n\u2014 1\n 12\n 2\n 2\nShort circuit \u2014 - \u2014\nDefective chimney -\n1\n 1\n 1\n13,622\n100\n1\n5\n42\n$53\n200\n5,700\n25\n10,400\n1\n 1\n 1\n 1\nUnknown \u2014\t\n 1\n 1\n16,378\n3,200\n 28\nAshes against wood \t\n 1\n 1\n$3\n6,613\n196\n22,766\n100\n4\n256\n2\n96\n11,589\n73,813\n4\n4\n5\n3.238\nElectrical appliances \t\n4\n 7\n 1\n 1\n 3\nSmokers' carelessness \t\nSpontaneous combustion - _\n1\n\u2014 1\n 1\n7\nSmokers' carelessness \u2014 -\t\n 2\n 1\n115,438\nWharves , -\t\n$770,694\n25\n195\n 1\n 1\n770,914\nWoodworking plants \t\n$10\n5\n152.\n8,000\nExposure \u2014 \t\nFriction in pulley \t\nUnknown \t\nElectrical appliances \t\nSparks from chimney \t\nUnknown \u2014\nWood too near stove \t\n. 1\n 1\n 1\n1\n 1\n 2\n 1\n3,238\n8,167\n831\nWorkshops\t\n$263\n5\n533\n30\n$2,530,034 M 20\nBRITISH COLUMBIA.\nrH\nW\nH\nj-4\n-*\ntfi\nCC\nv.\nCr\ncc\n-rf\nc\nCC\ncc\ne\n\u25a0tf oc\nQC\nes\nrH\nCO\nO X \u00bb H Q tD M\nffl C- rH -Jj\nCO\nO\"\nt-\nc\nO\nCO\nO \u25a0* f CO 00 H t-\ni-H CM t- C\nffl\n\u00a9 c\nf\nt- io\nO\nto\nCN CO t- fc- tH CO H\nt- IO CO If\n\u00a9 Tj\nc\nt-H 00\n\u25a0tf\n3\nO IO SD \u00a9 Ci CM rH\nCO \u00a9 -tf CC\nCO \"t\ncc\n\u25a0tJ\n\u2022tf.\nffl\nrH rH rH CM O\nCO rH rH\nrH\nIO r-\ncc\nCr\ncn\nCM\nO\n60-\nCM CN\nr-\no\n\u00ab3-\n09-\nt-H rH o 00 O ffl \u00abd\nCM ffl t- T-\n\u25a0*\nCO tf\nCO CO OC\ntfi\nn\nO ^ CO M CD ^ CT\nCO CO CO r\n00\nt- c\nCO t- Ifl\nffl\nO) o\nC- C- 00 io tji fc- CO\nCO \u00a9 IO CM\nc-\nffl -tf\nc-\nffl fc-\nO\nho\nM t- H CO en to H\n00 CD CO ffl\nffl\ntc\n' T*\n(X\nCO m\nCO\n\u25a0* H N M CO O CO\nCO IO CO CM\nIO\ntr- cc\nCv,\ntr- \\a\nffl\n\u00ab\u00ab\u25a0 rH rH\ncc\nSl\nee- .-h rt\nt- cn\ni-\nCN\nCM\nCO\nee-\n\u00a3\u00ab\u25a0\nta\no\nS\n<\nco tr- ffl co ci b- o\n\u00a9 CO CO c\niO\n\u00ab*\nCv\nec\nc\nffl\n\u25a0tf\n.5: o a\nffl M ffl C- ffl M N\n00 t- O Tj\nCM\n.y\nM\n00\nrH -d- co ffl ffl ia cn\nIO CM CO i-\nCM\nt- cc\n\u00a9\nc\n*rj\nCO\n\u25a0SpS\nIO H CO* ffl O CO* CO\n\u25a0tf* o to CC\n-tf*\n\na\nCC\nIO\n69-\nCO CM\ncc\nCO CM\nta\nW-\n69-\nO O isH N tJ iji CC\nCO ffl 00 oc\nt-\n\u00a9 C\"\nOC\nOC\nCM\nt-\n\u00abh CO\nI-H ffl iH rH rH t- 00\nIO ffl ^i J-\nt-\nCv\nrH\nc-\nie\n^\nlO\nfr\u00bb.s.si\nIO t- IO IO \u25a0>* M CO\n-tf 00 >tf CC\nC\"\nfc- CT\ntt\nc-\nto\n^ a **\nCO CM ffl 00 rH IO ffl\nffl CO IO fc-\n00 CC\n\u00a9\na\nto\nCO H rl \u25a0* OC-O\nCO CM CD CN\n\"tf\nlO oc\ncr\nIO -tf\nfr-\n\u2022W r-l 00\nH\n\"* fc\"\nfr\nC- \"tf\n-tf\"\n69-\nee-\nrH cm in oo -# t- oj\nIO CO IO t\"\nCN\na\nffl\ner\nt\nffl\nci\nt- N M CO CO ffl CO\n' io m co oc\no\ncr\nO\nw:\nCM\nto\n00\ncj\nCM (M CM CM CO CM CM\nCM CM CM CN\nCO\no\nc\ncc\nOC\ncc\no\no\ner\n* tt\nC\nCM\no\n-tf\nc-1\n42\n.\"J\u00a3\u00bb\u00ab.S^\nt- \u00a9 ta ia rn co io\n-tf E- *\u25a0* (N\ncc\ncc\nCC\nOC\no \u00a9\na p.\nt- IO IO 00 IO \u00a9 CO\nIO t? CO c\no\no cr\ncc\nCC\n**\n\u00a9\nrH r-l rH rH CM CM rH\nririH N\nCM\nCN\nc\nCv\ntr\nffl IO\nto\nOO\nCO\noc\nt-\nee\ntc\n-tf\nffl\ncc\ncc\ncc\nCr\n99\nC7\nD\ng\nc\n09\ni\u2014\n0\n0\n*\nc\na\n\u25a0-\nD\na\nc\ncr\n\u25a0f\ncc\ni\nC\nCT\nO\n>\nfr\na\nc\nfr\nfi\nc\nCJ\na\nfi\n\u00a3\n>\nc\nfr\nb\ny\nr-\nfr\nH\n>\nfr\n0\nit\nr\na\nfi\nti\nfr\nQ\n1\nr\n>\na\nr\nfr\n1-3\n\u25a04J\nDO\nP\nCJ\n=\nfl r\n\u25a0+J 0\nru C\nJ\n\u00a3\n5\ne\na\ni-s\nrH\n5\n<\n\u00a7\n--1\n<\nu:\nC\nZ\nP REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1938.\nM 21\nTABLE VI.\u2014LOSS OF LIFE, 1934-1938.\nOccupancy.\nCause of Fire.\nLoss of Life.\nAdults. Children.\nBunk-house-\nD welling\t\nDwelling\t\nDwelling\t\nDwelling\t\nDwelling\t\nGarage \t\nUnknown\t\nGasoline carelessness -\nGasoline explosion.\t\nUnknown ___ __\nUnknown\t\nUnknown _\t\nRooming-house-\nGasoline carelessness -\nUnknown\t\nTotals, 1938-\nTotals, 1937-\nTotals, 1936..\nTotals, 1935-\nTotals, 1934-\nVICTORIA, B.C. :\nPrinted by Ciiahl.es F. 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Sessional Papers of the Province of British Columbia","@language":"en"}],"Title":[{"@value":"SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE FIRE MARSHAL FOR THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA STATISTICS, 1938.","@language":"en"}],"Type":[{"@value":"Text","@language":"en"}],"@id":"doi:10.14288\/1.0308764"}