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Summary of Reports on Fires in Forest Sections Originating within 300 feet of Track on Railway Lines Subject to
the Jurisdiction of the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada, Season of 1913

 

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Number of   fires   reported   as   starting

within 300 feet of track   

202   190

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15   5'   43

9

31

93   42

Causes of fires:

(a) Trains    

163   93

18

22

34

3

30

(b) Tramps, etc., and camp fires    

20   17

3

2   2

 

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(c) Other known causes    

4 1   42

15

1   13

8

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(d) Unknown    

15   38

7

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(e) Not reported    

 

 

 

 

31

42

Acres burned over by fires outside right-

of-way:

(a) Grass or cultivated land    

141.

129

31

 

 

 

9

89

(b) Young forest growth    

15

126

1,115

8'   17   40

13,337   1,384

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3,897

 

(c) Timber land    

3

25

500

109   ....   305

 

 

 

 

(d) Slashing or old burn not re-stock-

ing ....   40   18   60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(e) Total    159   320   1,664   247   17   345   13,337   1,384

 

 

 

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3,986   ....

Value of property destroyed:

(a) Young growth    $30   $610   $5,300   $100   $120 $10,970   $1,240

 

 

 

$4,860

 

(b)   Standing   timber    $1,200   $5,000   $110 I   ....   $600   ....

 

 

 

(c) Forest   products   in   process   of   I

 

 

 

 

manufacture    

(d) Railway property not covered

above    

(c) Other private property not cov-

ered in above   ..

 

 

 

$6,428

....   $4,01-1

(f)   Total   $30   $1,810   $10,300   ,..

-   $110   $105   $7201$10,970   $1.240

 

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$4,860   $4,014

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118 50 21,514

.... $23,235

....I $6,910

$10,442 $40.587

*Includes Esquimalt and Nanaimo.

tTlus column includes statistics for the Boston and Maine, Maine Central and Salisbury and Albert railways. No fires reported on Elgin and Havelock, Western Canada Power, and White Pass and Yukon.

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