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Aurora FD responds to 210 fires in 2016


By Local Labs News Service | Sep 21, 2017

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Aurora Fire Department responded to 283 calls in 2016, according to data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System obtained by the Kane County Reporter.

The calls in Aurora included 210 fires - 112 structure fires, 56 vehicle fires and 37 other fires. The fire department also responded to five calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.

In all, the department saw $6,029,511 in fire loss - or about $28,712 per fire.

The department also received one false call, including 72 malicious calls and 1 other false calls.

The calls resulted in two civilian fire-related injuries. Additionally, two fire service members were injured in fire-related incidents.

The Aurora Fire, which has 191 active employees and 169 retired or inactive employees, was $9,895,477 in debt as of December 2015, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $47,121 for every fire in 2016.

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