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Hamber,\nLieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia.\nMay it please Your Honour :\nThe undersigned has the honour to present the Nineteenth Annual Report of the Fire\nMarshal for the year ended December 31st, 1940.\nGORDON S. WISMER,\nA ttorney-General.\nVictoria, B.C., March 29th, 1941. TABLE OF CONTENTS.\nPage.\nReport of Fire Marshal 5\nTable I.\u2014Inspections Made and Orders Issued 6\nTable IL\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 29th, 1941.\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\nthe Nineteenth Annual Report of the Fire Marshal for the year ended December 31st, 1940.\nI regret to state that the fire loss shows an increase over the year 1939 of $263,257,\nbut this is due in some measure to the fact that the 1939 fire loss was the lowest for a number\nof years.\nDuring the year under review there was a substantial decrease in the fire loss in our city\nmunicipalities; while in the district municipalities, village municipalities, and fire districts\nthere was a considerable increase, the most noticeable being in sawmills, logging and mining\nindustries, and in mercantile establishments. Smokers' carelessness accounted for nearly\none-third of our total number of fires. There was a reduction of incendiary fires from\nfifty-eight in 1939 to thirty-nine in 1940. Unfortunately there were seven deaths during the\nyear due to fires, the same number of deaths from fire as in 1939.\nFire-prevention activities have consisted largely of general inspections throughout the\nProvince, this work being done by Mr. W. A. Oswald, Assistant Fire Marshal. During the\nyear, 1,494 general inspections, fifty-six hospital inspections, eighty-three school inspections,\nand ninety-eight bulk gasoline and oil storage plant inspections were made. Under the\nTheatre Regulations he made 148 theatre inspections and thirty-seven film-exchange inspections; plans were checked for twenty-three new and remodelled theatres and twenty-one\nexaminations for projection licences were conducted. Also, thirty inspections were made of\nGovernment buildings throughout the Province. One thousand one hundred and forty\nNational Research Council approval labels were issued for oil-burners after inspection was\nmade, 259 oil-burner installations were checked, and 584 oil-burners previously labelled by the\nNational Research Council of Canada or the Underwriters' Laboratories were installed in the\nProvince. Also, orders to correct defects found during inspections were prepared for the\nlocal authorities to sign and serve. Thirty-three appeals were made to the Fire Marshal and\nhearings granted. No appeals were taken from his decisions to the Courts.\nNinety-five investigations of fires of undetermined origin were made, most of them by\nMr. W. P. Nicholls, Acting Deputy Fire Marshal, resulting in twenty-five inquiries being held\nunder the \" Fire Marshal Act.\" Four charges of arson were laid, one conviction was obtained,\ntwo were acquitted, and one is awaiting trial. Two persons were charged and convicted\nof perjury arising out of evidence given by them at Fire Marshal inquiries. Four persons\nwere charged and convicted of conspiracy to defraud and one was charged and convicted of\nmischief in connection with the damaging of a fire-hose which was being used in fighting\nan incendiary fire. The accused in this case was the son of the owner of the house where the\nfire occurred. There were nine prosecutions and nine convictions under the \" Fire Marshal\nAct \" and regulations.\nAt the request of the Royal Canadian Air Force authorities a survey of all air bases\nin British Columbia is being made by Mr. Oswald and recommendations are being submitted\ncovering adequate fire-protection for them. Owing to the war, an even more rigid and\ncomprehensive system of inspection is being carried on, especially in industrial and manufacturing establishments.\nIn conclusion, I desire to express to my staff my appreciation of their excellent work and\nloyal support during the year. Also, I wish to thank members of the police forces throughout\nthe Province, local Assistant Fire Marshals, and insurance companies and adjusters for their\nsplendid co-operation.\nI have the honour to be,\nSir,\nYour obedient servant,\nW. A. WALKER,\nFire Marshal. G 6\nBRITISH COLUMBIA.\nTABLE I.\u2014INSPECTIONS MADE AND ORDERS ISSUED BY ASSISTANT\nFIRE MARSHALS.\nName.\nInspections.\nCity Municipalities (33)\nAlberni\t\nArmstrong -...\nChilliwack\t\nCourtenay\t\nCranbrook \t\nCumberland-,\nDuncan._\t\nEnderby\t\nFernie\t\nGrand Forks .\nGreenwood \u201e.\nKamloops\t\nKaslo _\nKelowna \u2014\t\nLadysmith\t\nMerritt\t\nNanaimo\t\nNelson\t\nNew Westminster.\nNorth Vancouver...\nPort Alberni\t\nPort Coquitlam\t\nPort Moody _\nPrince George\t\nPrince Rupert\t\nRevelstoke\t\nRossland \t\nSalmon Arm\t\nSlocan \t\nTrail\t\nVancouver-\t\nVernon .\u201e \t\nVictoria\t\nDistrict Municipalities |\nBurnaby\t\nChilliwack\t\nColdstream\u2014\nCoquitlam\t\nDelta\u2014\t\nEsquimalt\t\nFraser Mills-\nGlenmore\t\nKent\t\nLangley\t\nMaple Ridge.\nMatsqui \u2014\nMission\u2014\t\nNorth Cowichan....\nNorth Vancouver..\nOak Bay\t\nPeachland \t\nPenticton \t\nPitt Meadows\t\nRichmond \u2014\t\nSaanich \t\nSalmon Arm\u2014\t\nSpallumcheen\t\nSumas - \t\nSummerland\t\nSurrey \t\n36\n105\n181\n96\n759\n69\nIS\n13\n536\n137\n27\n339\n170\n786\n78\n72\n734\n884\n3,756\n795\n375\n20\n43\n121\n903\n82\n937\n2,038\n46,497\n295\n12,564\n73,504\n21\n144\n478\n300\n16\n207\n81\n20\n14\n15\n49\n16\n4\n2\n16\n9\n2\n19\n3\n24\n916\n56\n93\n2\n15\n1\n5\n63\n2\n72\n3,306\n14\n4\n1\n15 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1940.\nG 7\nTABLE I.\u2014INSPECTIONS MADE AND ORDERS ISSUED BY ASSISTANT\nFIRE MARSHALS\u2014Continued.\nName.\nInspections.\nOrders.\nDistrict Municipalities\u2014Continued.\n12\n18\nTotals \t\n1,372\nVillage Municipalities (19).\n43\n37\n412\n25\n17\n9\n5\n48\nDawson Creek \u201e\t\n9\nMcBride __\t\nNew Denver \t\nPouce Coupe _ ___ __\t\nQuesnel ... _ \t\nSilverton.. \t\nSmithers \t\nStewart. \t\nTofino _ \t\nVanderhoof __ \t\nWilliams Lake..\u2014 _ \t\nTotals\t\n59G\n65\nFire Districts (12).\nCariboo, Countv of \t\n148\n340\n3\n552\n65\n50\n27\n46\n209\nloco __ \t\nKootenay, County of _ __ _\t\nNanaimo, County of \t\nPowell River __ __\t\nPrince Rupert, County of \t\nUniversity Area ..__ \t\nVancouver, County of \t\nVictoria, County of \t\nWestminster, County of \t\nYale, County of \t\nTotals \t\n1,440\n76,912\n5,104\nGrand totals. 1939.\n73,464\n74,371\n68,079\n66,549\n5,530\n5,864\nGrand totals, 1938 ___\t\nGrand totals, 1937 \t\n5,826\n5,929\nGrand totals, 1936\t G 8\nBRITISH COLUMBIA.\nTABLE IL\u2014FIRES REPORTED.\nDistricts reporting.\nNumber.\nAmount of\nLoss.\nCity Municipalities (33)\n5\n1\n4\n14\n10\n7\n10\n2\n10\n5\n1\n17\n25\n5\n4\n36\n24\n92\n36\n13\n2\n10\n5\n13\n2\n13\n7\n22\n1,754\n8\n240\n$2,749\n15\n92\n7,078\n886\n1,002\n221\n360\n2,090\n20\n1,185\n3,789\n94\n3,465\n2,683\n50,281\n136,662\n3,135\n4,411\n2,634\n2,299\n647\n1,091\n3,337\nTrail \t\n5,847\n233,226\n17,715\nTotals\n2,397\n$488,195\nDistrict Municipalities (28)\n83\n13\n2\n10\n7\n12\n4\n4\n26\n28\n13\n10\n14\n20\n56\n1\n19\n4\n27\n59\n2\n2\n6\n14\n39\n$56,305\n6,983\n1,830\n5,152\n3,585\n3,459\n1,281\nDelta _ \u2014 \t\nKent .\n2,270\n39,536\n26,784\n58,008\n23,211\n2,354\n6,200\n1,842\nOak Bay \t\n2,192\n39,764\n4,641\n5,485\n2,600\n10,034\n35,703\n103,228\n! REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1940.\nG 9\nTABLE IL\u2014FIRES REPORTED\u2014Continued.\nDistricts reporting.\nNumber.\nAmount of\nLoss.\nDistrict Municipalities\u2014Continued.\n14\n43\n$12,335\n4,940\nTotals-\t\n532\n$495,855\nVillage Municipalities (19).\n1\n1\n2\n3\n1\n1\n7\n2\n1\n1\n9\n2\n8\n2\n4\n$20\n27\n4,317\n430\n2,283\n4,500\n5,648\n62\n261\n45\n581\n4,649\nToflno ... \t\n471\n14,140\nTotals\t\n39\n$37,484\nFire Districts (12).\n52\n3\n77\n115\n8\n5\n20\n4\n40\n42\n17\n68\n$69,956\n311,521\n287,131\n26,105\n1,405\n29,909\n36,932\n52,544\n20,033\n109,009\nTotals \t\n451\n$945,333\n3,419\n$1,966,867\nNote.\u2014Construction of Buildings\u2014\nFire-resisting. \t\nBrick or concrete-\nFrame \t\n34, loss $2,686\n. 241, \u201e 78,644\n. 3,144, \u201e 1,885,537\n3,419,\n$1,966,867 G 10\nBRITISH COLUMBIA.\nTABLE III.\u2014CAUSES OF FIRES.\nCauses of Fires.\nNumber.\nAmount of\nLoss.\nAcetylene-torch carelessness..\nAshes against wood\t\nBoiler insufficiently protected .\nCandle carelessness _\t\nCarburettor back-firing \t\nCar upset - \u2014 \u2014\nChildren playing with fire \u2014\nClothes too near stove or stove-pipe\nClutch slipping -\t\nCoal-gas explosion \u2014 \u2014 \t\nCoal-oil carelessness .\u2014 \u2014\nCollision \u2014 \u2014\t\nCurtains from lamp\t\nCurtains from stove \t\nDefective brooder - '_..\nDefective chimney\t\nDefective engine \u2014 \t\nDefective fireplace\t\nDefective furnace \u2014\t\nDefective gasoline-line \u2014 -\nDefective matches \u2014 \u2014\t\nDefective motor \u2014\nDefective oil-burner \t\nDefective stove or stove-pipe _\nDefective wiring \u2014 \t\nDust explosion - \t\nElectrical appliances\t\nExposure \t\nFilm-break at the aperture .\u2014\nFire-crackers \t\nFriction in pulley - \u2014\nFurnace or furnace-pipe insufficiently protected\nGas-burner insufficiently protected \u2014\t\nGas explosion \u2014 \u2014 - -\nGas-furnace back-firing:\u2014 \u2014 \t\nGasoline carelessness \u2014 \u2014\t\nGasoline explosion. - -\t\nGasoline on exhaust-pipe - \u2014 \t\nGasoline-pump damaged by car \t\nGasoline-torch carelessness \u2014\t\nGas-plate insufficiently protected ...\nGrease on stove \u2014 \t\nIncendiary \u2014 \t\nLamp explosion \t\nLamp upset \u2014 \t\nLantern upset \u2014 -\t\nLightning \u2014 - -\t\nLive coals \u2014 \u2014 \u2014\nMatch carelessness _\t\nMatches, children with\t\nMolten metal \t\nOil-furnace back-firing\t\nOil ignited from burning rag-\nOil-stove explosion \u2014\t\nOil-stove upset \t\nOverheated electric motor..\t\nOverheated kiln \u2014 \t\nOverheated machinery bearings. \u2014\nSawdust-burner back-firing\t\nSawdust-burner insufficiently protected..\nShort circuit - -\t\nSmokers' carelessness \u2014 \u2014\t\nSparks from acetylene-torch\u2014\t\nSparks from boiler _\t\nSparks from bonfire \u2014\t\n39\n5\n18\n37\n12\n4\n58\n1\n2\n2\n2\n1\n4\n1\n212\n1\n25\n7\n6\n13\n1\n8\n24\n20\n5\n146\n95\n2\n18\n2\n23\n1\n2\n2\n28\n1\n12\n1\n7\n4\n56\n39\n2\n12\n2\n23\n9\n49\n44\n3\n3\n1\n2\n1\n1\n1\n2\n16\n3\n136\n1,098\n7\n11\n14\n$115\n3,053\n168,297\n1,319\n4,108\n6,152\n137\n5,727\n27\n7.078\n243\n140\n22\n43\n345\n89,157\n25\n1,431\n12,342\n432\n232\n36\n1,029\n13,386\n42,209\n10,510\n26,579\n116,660\n122\n444\n123\n27,914\n12\n670\n92\n11,842\n401\n3.178\n4.097\n3,453\n458\n6,306\n44.149\n10.875\n4,258\n14.616\n17.128\n530\n4.839\n5.980\n743\n744\n30\n5.034\n50\n10\n45\n266\n2,076\n102\n139,006\n67,911\n46,130\n53,220'\n6,194\nJ REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1940.\nG 11\nTABLE III.\u2014CAUSES OF FIRES\u2014Continued.\nCauses of Fires.\nNumber.\nAmount of\nLoss.\n2\n6\n234\n4\n239\n1\n14\n15\n2\n1\n43\n15\n4\n10\n2\n130\n1\n1\n2\n1\n4\n1\n287\n2\n6\n$27\n17,042\n70,796\n112,723\n7,390\n25\n2,663\n7,524\n402\n140\n6,115\n24,898 .\n2,928\n1,130\n12\n71,529\n48,500\n300\nStraw ignited from hot engine , \t\n605,260\n1,240\nTotals \t\n3,419\n$1,966,867 G 12\nBRITISH COLUMBIA.\nTABLE IV.\u2014CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED AND CAUSES.\nProperty.\nCauses.\nAmount of Loss.\n. 163\nChild playing with fire \t\nClothes too near stove\t\nDefective chimney \t\nDefective matches \t\nDefective oil-burner \t\n1\n7\n7\n1\n1\n1\n$86\n66\n1,183\n9\n72\n49\n106\n50\n97\n12\n45\n233\n20'\n25\n51\n7\n6,455\n12,226\n54\n2,171\n288\n14\n22\n4\n1\n 280\n9\n1\n1\n1\n2\n1\n1\nGrease on stove \t\nLamp upset \t\n2\n1\n2\n92\n16\n4\n4\nShort circuit \t\nSmokers' carelessness\t\nSparks from chimney - \t\n5\nSulphur, ignition of \u2014 \t\n1\n1\n1\n1\n2\n31\n12\n1\nElectrical appliances \t\nAcetylene-torch carelessness\t\nCarburettor back-firing \t\nCar upset - \t\n$23,345\n14\n$28\n3,307\n6,152\n27\n125\n432\n272\n50\n3,787\n238\n3,178\n700\n622\n120\n7,297\n4,307\n15\n300\n6.308\n&\n1\n6\n4\n1\n3\n5\n12\n2\nMatch carelessness\t\n7\n2\n82\n84\nSparks from acetylene-torch \t\nStraw ignited from hot engine \t\n1\n1\n23\n1\n37,265\n$162\n36\n85\n100'\n3\n2\n1\n1\n1\n1\n383\nB k\n$30\n438\n875\n1\n1\n1\n1,343\n$46\n15\n29\nStove-pipe insufficiently protected \t\n1\n2\n61\nBarns \t\n$700\n2,616\n1,959\n180\n499\n200\n770\nLantern upset - -\t\n1\n2\n1\n3\n1\n1 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1940.\nG 13\nTABLE IV.\u2014CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED AND CAUSES\u2014Continued.\nProperty.\nCauses.\nAmount of Loss.\nBarracks\nBlacksmith-shops\nBoarding-houses -\nBoat-building works\nBunk-houses\nChurches\nClubs\nCourt-houses\nDairies \t\nDistilleries \u201e \t\nDry-cleaning establishments\nDwellings\nCanneries - \u2014 1\nCarpenter-shops 1\nCement-mixers 1\nChicken-houses 18\n10\n.2,075\nSparks from chimnev \t\nSpontaneous combustion\nUnknown \t\nDefective chimney \t\nSmokers' carelessness\nUnknown \t\nDefective chimney \t\nElectrical appliances \u2014\nSmokers' carelessness .\nSparks from fireplace\nUnknown \t\nExposure \t\nOverheated machinery bearings\nUnknown \t\nStove insufficiently protected\nUnknown \t\nStove-pipe insufficiently protected _.\nSteam-pipe insufficiently protected\nCarburettor back-firing _ \u201e\nAshes against wood -\t\nDefective brooder \t\nDefective wiring \t\nElectrical appliances\t\nExposure \t\nFirecrackers \t\nIncendiary __.\nSparks from bush fire\t\nSparks from stove .__\t\nSpontaneous combustion \t\nStove insufficiently protected \t\nUnknown \t\nAshes against wood\t\nFurnace insufficiently protected\nSpontaneous combustion .._\t\nStove insufficiently protected \t\nUnknown _\t\nDefective chimney \t\nElectrical appliances \t\nSmokers* carelessness \t\nStove insufficiently protected\nUnknown \t\nSpontaneous combustion\t\nBoiler insufficiently protected\nDefective chimney \t\nSparks from boiler \t\nSparks from chimney \t\ntoiler insufficiently protected\nElectrical appliances\t\nGasoline explosion \t\nAshes against wood \t\nCandle carelessness __ __._ __\nChildren playing with fire \t\nClothes too near stove or stove-pipe\nCoal-gas explosion \u2014 \t\nCoal-oil carelessness _ \t\n$750\n10,50.0\n15,947\n$15\n2\n$1,700\n17\n135\n15\n7\n$14,085\n3\n3,094\n$4,201\n11,513\n345\n750\n4\n3\n15\n15\n2.645\n40\n2,400\n762\n7.821\n$80\n7,664\n20\n964\n25\n$1,100\n4\n974\n6\n6,000\n$356\n750\n62\n225\n$625\n401\n$1,909\n1,319\n51\n5,506\n7,078\n243\n$34,121\n17\n5,559\n1,874\n17,182\n15,714\n50\n1,500\n25\n14,863\n8,753\n8,084\n65\n1.393\n275\n1,026 TABLE IV.\u2014CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED AND CAUSES\u2014Continued.\nProperty.\nCauses.\nAmount of Loss.\n1\n1\n4\n180\n25\n4\n11\n6\n17\n8\n104\n30\n11\n15\n2\n11\n5\n2\n46\n18\n2\n10\n19\n8\n33\n33\n1\n1\n1\n16\n2\n18\n644\n8\n1\n1\n187\n229\n9\n4\n31\n1\n5\n1\n85\n1\n1\n2\n120\n2\n3\n1\n1\n1\n2\n1\n1\n1\n1\n1\n1\n1\n$22\n43\n70,089\n1,431\n607\n128\n698\n10,703\n13,248\n7.584\n18,232\n293\n10,783\n92\n7,882\n3,431\n37\n4,218\n31,017\n10,875\n3.996\n5,892\n510\n4,0,51\n4,871\n534\n4,500\n50\n2,076\n17\n7,305\n24.007\n5,924\n2\n450\n49,727\n7,254\n1.594\n1,311\n3,220\n112\n65\n2\n30,452\n298\n31\n106\n119,6'V)\n222\n639\nDefective matches \t\nDefective wiring \u201e\t\nFurnace or furnace-pipe insufficiently protected -\nGasoline carelessness - .-\t\nGrease on stove \t\nLamp explosion - -\nMatches, children with -\t\nOil-stove upset \t\nShort circuit _\t\nSmokers' carelessness \t\nSparks from bonfire ' \t\nSparks from bush fire - \t\nSparks from fireplace\t\nSparks from furnace \t\nSparks from stove or stove-pipe .:\t\nSpontaneous combustion \t\nStove-lid falling on floor \t\nSulphur, ignition of\t\nTar boiling over -\t\nWood too near furnace \t\nWood too near stove \t\n$486,337\n1,280\n25\nElectric-light poles \t\n1\n3\nDefective wiring ,\t\n$80'6\n185\n1\n3\nOverheated kiln \t\n491\n45\n$40\n15\n114\n1\n2\nSparks from boiler \u2014\t\nSparks from mill burner \t\n169\n760\n$10\n362\nSparks from picker-machine \t\n372 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1940.\nG 15\nTABLE IV.\u2014CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED AND CAUSES\u2014Continued:\nProperty.\nCauses.\nAmount of Loss.\n3\n2\n1\n7\n5\n1\n5\n5\n3\n47\n10\n3\n2\n9\n1\n1\n1\n1\n1\n1\n3\n1\n1\n2\n2\n1\n2\n1\n1\n3\n1\n1\n1\n2\n1\n3\n3\n2\n1\n1\n2\n5\n1\n2\n1\n3\n7\n2\n1\n1\n1\n1\n2\n11\n2\n1\n1\n1\n5\n2\n1\n1\n1\n1\n2\n1\n1\n1\n1\n$101\n45\n47,500\nSparks from boiler .' \u2014 \u2014 \u2014\t\nFurnace insufficiently protected \u2014 -\t\n$47,646\n$125\n31\n156\n282\n$13\n3\n5\n6\nSmokers' carelessness \u2014 \u2014\t\n27\nFishing-boats \u2014\t\n$875\n1,529\n27\n2,431\n634\n$250\n6,451\n404\n7,105\n$30'\n10\n260\n256\n556\n6,604\nFruit-packing plants \u2014\t\nS63\n1,892\n30\n36\n2,685\n593\n5\n4,310\n40\n5,748\n1,114\n40\n600\n50\n967\n4,696\n530\n37,652\nDefective furnace : -\t\nGasoline carelessness \u2014 .,. \t\nShort circuit - \t\nSpontaneous combustion\t\nUnknown \t\n61,051\n$1,600\n4,097\n534\n57\n5,714\nGasoline-pump damaged by car \t\nShort circuit \t\nSmokers' carelessness \t\nSparks from fireplace \t\n12,002\nGolf-club houses _\n$107\n15\nDefective chimney \u2014\t\nOil-furnace back-firing\t\n122\n$100\n159\n259\nHalls \t\n$12\n2,668\n590\n6,50-0\n49\n5\nFurnace or furnace-pipe insufficiently protected \u2014\nIncendiary \t G 16\nBRITISH COLUMBIA.\nTABLE IV.\u2014CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED AND CAUSES\u2014Continued.\nProperty.\nCauses.\nAmount of Loss.\n1\n 1\n$15\n2,589\n1\n1\n$12,428\n5\nHays tacks \t\n 1\n$34\n100\n366\n\u2014 125\n 1\n 3\n1\n500\n$259\n846\n11,786\n87\n334\n50\n5\n54\n3,154\n1,145\n892\n11,373\n1\n 2\n 1\n 3\n3\n 1\n 1\n 2\nSmokers' carelessness \u2014 \t\n 103\n2\n 3\n 3\n1\n29,985\n15\n3\n2\n... 10\n 2\n$606\n25\nElectrical appliances \u2014\t\n1\n 1\n631\n$116\n47\n1\n 1\n163\n$688\n997\n102,254\n140\n750\n2,834\n 1\n1\nSparks from engine \u2014 - -\t\n3\n1\n 1\nUnknown - \u2014 \t\n 3\n1\n107,663\n7\nAcetylene-torch carelessness \u2014 \u2014\t\n 1\n 1\n$30\n4,705\n175\n5\n2,865\n11\n 1\n1\n 3\n1\n7,780\n$424\n7,000\n44,815\n13,169\n10,469\n1,982\n16,524\n9\nDefective furnace \t\nSparks from acetylene-torch \u2014\t\n 1\n1\n2\n 1\n 1\n4\n3\n94,383\n$170\n15\n25\n155\n143\n1\n1\nDefective engine -\t\n\u2014 1\n 2\n2\nDefective chimney , \u2014\t\n- 1\n2\n508\n5,500\nOffice \"\n15\n$70\n12\n378\n29\n20\n13\n3,043\n1,667\nGas-burner insufficiently protected \u201e\nIncendiary \u2014 - \u2014\nLamp upset - \u2014 \u2014 _ .,\u201e.\n1\n 1\n1\n4\n 2\n2\nUnknown \t\n 2\n5,232 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1940.\nG 17\nTABLE IV.\u2014CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED AND CAUSES\u2014Continued.\nProperty.\nCauses.\nAmount of Loss.\n1\nOil ignited from burning rag ..., 1\nOverheated machinery bearings \u2014 1\nSparks from boiler \u2014 1\nSparks from chimney \u201e - 2\n$30\nPaper-mills \u2014\n5\n2\n$263\n90\n79\n1,250\n1,682\n45,861\nPoles -\t\n1\n5,000\n1\n112\n1\n4\n2\n3,588\n$530\n55\n14\nSparks from furnace - 1\n599\n$10\n48,500\n1\n48,510\n50\n$299\n25\n502\n175\n19,759\n10\n.... 74\n31\n16\nGrease on stove 1\nSmokers' carelessness 2\nClothes too near stove .. 1\n20,760\n$6\n500\n663\n29\n10\n13\n7\n36\n31\n896\n95\n24\n24\n43\n18\nDefective stove-pipe \u2014 \u2014 1\n3\n2\n 49\n 8\nSparks from fireplace -\t\n 2\n 1\n2\n1\nBoiler insufficiently protected \u2014 -\nElectrical appliances ...\t\nGasoline carelessness \t\nIncendiary \u2014\n 1\n1\n 1\n...\u2014-. 2\n1\n2,395\nSawmills \t\n$167,500\n10\n269\n1,878\n12,000\n553\n10\n106,312\n249\n53,006\n1,559\n1,140\n46,644\nMolten metal ... _\t\nOverheated electric motor \t\nShort circuit \t\nSparks from acetylene-torch -\nSparks from boiler \t\nSparks from mill burner \t\n1\n 1\n1\n 1\n6\n 6\n1\n8\nDefective wiring \t\nFire-crackers - \u2014 -\t\nGrease on stove - \t\nIncendiary \t\n 1\n\u2014 1\n 1\n1\n1\n391,130\n$16,048\n50\n45\n600\n9,177\n3,868\n9\n1,080\n19,224\nSmokers' carelessness \u2014 \u2014\t\n2\n 1\n2\nfi\n50,101 G 18\nBRITISH COLUMBIA.\nTABLE IV.\u2014CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED AND CAUSES\u2014Continued.\nProperty.\nCauses.\nAmount of Loss.\nSheds \u2014\t\n44\n1\n8\n1\n... 15\n1\nClothes too near stove - - \t\n2\n1\n$59\n61\n417\n2\n229\n35\n22\n5\n25\n8\n162\n40\n520\n485\n3,297\n3\nMatch carelessness \u2014 - \u2014\n1\n5\nt\n1\n4\n1\n1\n1\n4\n3\n2\nSparks from bush fire \u2014 - -\nSparks from chimney - - - -\n4\n11\n1\n1\nSpontaneous combustion - j .\n$5,367\n15\n$6,000\n4,500\n19,861\nSparks from mill burner \t\nUnknown - \u2014 \u25a0 \t\n1\n6\n1\n30,361\n4,750\n$10,510\n15\n825\n25\n950\n25\n5\nMolten metal \u2014 - \u2014\t\n1\n5\n1\n2\nSpontaneous combustion \t\n1\n1\n12,350\n10\n 136\nAcetylene-torch carelessness - -\t\n2\n2\n6\n1\n$57\n43\n2,826\n95\n963\n76\n14,555\n21,980\n16\n250\n178\n133\n2,975\n570\n784\n1,630\n9\n68\n100\n48\n7,346\n30\n14,842\n30,327\n597\n22\nDefective chimney \u2014 -\t\ni\n2\n3\n10\n... 17\n2\n:\nElectrical appliances -\t\n1\n2\n1\n3\n2\n5\n\u2014 46\n1\nSparks from chimney \u2014 - \t\n2\n1\n4\n2\nI\n3\n15\n2\n2\n100,498\nStores and apartments\t\n$208\n15\n105\n43\n28.850\n4,078\n12\n331\n3,445\nClothes too near stove : \t\n1\n3\n1\n4\n5\n1\n1\n4\ni\nSmokers' carelessness - - -\t\nSparks from chimney \u2014 - -\nSpontaneous combustion \u2014 \u2014\n37,087 REPORT OF FIRE MARSHAL, 1940.\nG 19\nTABLE IV.\u2014CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY BURNED AND CAUSES\u2014Continued.\nProperty.\nCauses.\nAmount of Loss.\n24\n1\n 3\n 5\n$11,614\n15\n6,409\n408\n187\n111\n19\n1,600\n5,513\n1\n1\nGas-plate insufficiently protected \t\n 1\n 5\nSparks from chimney \t\nSparks from fireplace \u2014 \u2014\t\n 4\n 2\n 2\n 3\n1\n$25,876\n774\n1\n$2,289\n12\n1,890\n... 33\n 1\n 1\nUnknown \u2014 - -\t\n- 1\n 3\n4,191\n$86\n7\n718\n209\n2,582\n76\n12\n25\n9\n2,008\n 1\nGasoline carelessness -. \u2014 \t\nGrease on stove \t\n 2\n 1\n 16\nSparks from chimney \u2014 \u2014\t\n- 3\n1\nStove explosion \u2014\t\n 1\n 1\nUnknown \u2014\t\n 4\n5,732\n2\n$5,731\n122\n 3\n1\n 4\nFilm-break at the aperture\t\nClothes too near stove -..\n2\n 1\n 1\n5,853\n$75\n1,000\n20\n1,769\n 2\nSparks from acetylene-torch \u2014 \t\nStove insufficiently protected\t\n1\n 1\n 2\n4\n2,864\n1,353\n$484\n118\n30\n568\n33\n137\n1,434\n79,510\n\"Warehouses \t\n- 21\n 2\n5\n 1\n1\nFriction in pulley \u2014 -\t\nGasoline carelessness \t\nIncendiary \t\nShort circuit \t\nSmokers' carelessness \t\n1\n 1\n 2\n 1\n_ 4\n4\n. . 2\n82,314\n70\nWharves __\t\n$3,033\n5\n50\n3,514\n400\nWoodworking plants \t\nDefective chimney \u2014\t\nFriction in pullev \u2014\t\nSparks from bonfire ...\nSpontaneous combustion \t\nUnknown - - \t\n 1\n1\n1\n 1\n 1\n1\n7,002\n48\nWoodyards __ _.\t\nWoollen Mills \t\n5\n4\n1\n$1\n2\n40\n178\n1\n:\nSparks from picker-machine \t\nSteam-pipe insufficiently protected\t\nBoiler insufficiently protected\t\n 1\n- 2\n 1\n 1\n221\n$65\n3\n80\n714\n- 3.419\n 1\n1\n3.419\n862\nTotals\t\n$1,966,867 G 20\nBRITISH COLUMBIA.\n<\np\noa\nw\nH\"\nPQ\nEh\nCJ\n00\nto\nCM\nrH\nOO\noo\nto\no\nto\nCM\nCO\nt_\no\n**\n00\n00\nt-\n\"^ CO CO Ui CO\n(C H 1(3 CO t> O 00 CO\nCO\nto\nCO\n\u25a0^\nCO\nCM\ncc\n00 \"tf rH Ir- Oi\nCO O IO \u00a9 t- CO rt\nt~\n\u00a9\n00\nOJ O\nOO rt CQ tO CO\nrt Ci to to iO tr- rt\nec\nIO\no>\n^*\nCi\nCM\n\u2022ft'E\nhi\ntr- CQ Ui OJ Ui\n\"tf Ci O tO CO rH IO\ntO\nOi\nCO\n^f\nCO\nto\n\"tf CM CD LO \u00a9\n\u25a0* CO t- ^ CO U5 W\nLO\ntr-\nCD\nCM\nt-\ntO- CM\nOi\nto\nte>\n\u00a9\nCO\nOi\ns\nCO\nto-\ntn\n03\nO\nO CM rt CO CM\ntr- -^ CO rt tr- -t O\n\"tf\nCM\ntf\nCO\n*#\nJ\na) .J. to\ntr- tr- to CQ rt\nCO rt Tf Ui CO tr- Ui\n00\nCS\ni\u00a9\n\u25a0r*\nCM\nOi\nKoS\nCQ Oi OJ 00\n\"tf iO IO -fl\" CM t-\n1\u00a3\nCN\n**\nBh\n5cs\n** CO \u25a0*\nio* tjT to\nfc-\"\n00*\nt\u00bb\ncc\nID'\no\nO\n>lft\nCO\nt-\nCM\nto\nEh\nto-\nw\n2;\na\no\na\n<\n0O Oi t- CM tr-\n-tf iO tr- tr- tr- Ci CO\nIO\no\nTf\nCM\nCO\nt_\n** i ,\u00ab\nCM 00 rH rH \"^\nrt OO t- CO Oi CO CO\nLO\n00\nO0\nrt\nCO\n.2 5S\nCC H 05 W \"*\nCM 00 fc- \u25a0* Ci O tr-\n00\nCO\nt-\no\n\u00a9\nCO\npis\nIO o t- CO to\noo to to CO Ci 00 CO\nto\n^f<\nCi\nCM\n\u2022J\nCO\nrt Oi *$ tf rH\nCM Ci CO tO rt rt rt\nOi\no\nfc-\n\u00a9\nw\nCO\neo\nCM\nCO\nto-\nrH\nm\nio ua o Ui a\ntr- to OJ tr- to rH Oj\nIO\nCM\no\nen\n00\nTf\n\u25a0- 3S\n3 p,\nUi co \u00abtf co t-\nCO rt CO IO CO IO CM\n09\nCN\nCM\ntr-\nCO\n00 CM CM IO Ci\nCM CM CO CO LO tr- CO\nrH\na\nt-\n05\n\u25a0**\nCM\nCO 00 -^ IO Ci\nCO Oi tD CO CO \"tf \"*\n00\n\u00a9\n00\neo\n\u00a9\nCM\nCM rH rH CO CO\nC- CO rt rt \"tf CM \"tf\n00\n00\nIO\n00\nCO\n\u00a9\n\u00a3\u00bb rH\n\u25a0*\nfc-\nt\u00bb\nt-\nt-\n*\u00bb\n^\nTJ\"\nto-\nai\nCO CO \u00a9 IO r-t\ntr- 00 rt CQ rt \u00a9 lO\nOi\nc-\n00\no>\no>\nCM\n[3\n\u25a0y CO CO CM 00\nt- Ci Ui CM LO O CO\nCi\nCO\no\nto\nCM\nCO \no\n\u00ab\nCC\ncc\nc>\nH\ntc\nC- CM to tr- CM\nLO tO CM lO CO CO CO\nrt\nCO\nrt\nrH\nCM\nrt\nCO CM CO CO ttf\nf \u2022# U5 N CO ^ CO\nto\nIO\nCN\nCM\nCM\n\u25a0*$\n\u25a0<*\n\u25a0*#\n\u25a0<*\nCN\nfe w^\nS\n6\na\nit\nt\u00a3\na\na.i, to .\n04\nWuaJ^\nCO tO rt CO CM\n\u2022\u25a0tf CO CM CO CM Oi rt\nOi\nCO\nIO\nO\nCO\nCO\nw\nVilla\nMuni\npaliti\n(19\nCO\nCM\n\u2022^\nCM\nto\nt\u00a3\nH\nw\ng\n\u00a3\n+> < \u00ab!\n.2 3 \u00ab *\ntr- Ir- t- u> to\n\u00a9 CO LO ** Ci IO \u25a0**\nCM\nCO\nCD\nto\nCO\n\u00a9\nC -ii 2- \u2014\nIO CO IO IO CO\n-tf CO CO \"tf CO \"tf lO\nOS\nCD\n\"fl\n\u00a9\nIO\nIO\nUS\n-rf\n\"\u00bb*\nPS a\ncm\"\n,t! 3See\ntf rt Ui CO rt\n00 to CM rH tr- CO fc-\nfc-\nCM\nCD\nCO\noc\nto\nTt1 O t-N O\n00 rt to LO tr- O \"4*\nOi\nt-\na\ncr\nCD\nCO\nCM CM rH CM CM\nrH CM rH rt rt CM CM\nCO\nco\nCM\na\nt-\nCO\nD312\nCN\nCM\nCM\nCM\n\u00a9\nSq\n\u00a9\n\">tf\n\u00a9\na*\nCC\nt-\nCD\nCi\n\u25a0*.\nK\nO\"\nC\n\u00ab\nC\"\nB\na\nc\na\nc\nC\"\n\u00ab\nc\n\u25a0j\na\nH-\nc\nCr\nV\na\n+\u25a0\nC\n-\n>\nr\nf\nc\nf.\n* B-\nE-\nE-\nE-\nE-\n>\ni.\n(\nC\na\n\u2022-\n1\nr\n1\nr\ni\na\nJ\n>\nC\n\u2022-\n+\u25a0\nI\ni i\nE\n<\nE\na\n1\nr-\n2\nc\n1\n1\n1\n1\n' REPORT OP FIRE MARSHAL, 1940.\nG 21\nTABLE VI.\u2014LOSS OF LIFE, 1936-40.\nCause of Fire.\nLoss of Life.\nAdults.\nChildren.\n1\n1\n1\n1\n2\n1\n1\nOil-stove explosion.. - 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