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Elburn & Countryside F.p.d. ST responds to 72 fires in 2017

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 1, 2018

Fire 12

Elburn & Countryside F.p.d. Station responded to 231 calls in 2017 - 21.6 percent more than the previous year, according to data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System.

The calls in Elburn & Countryside F.p.d. included 72 fires - 43 structure fires, four vehicle fires and 25 other fires. The fire department also responded to three calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.

In all, the department saw $883,475 in fire loss - or about $12,270 per fire.

The department also received 156 false calls, including six malicious calls and 150 other false calls.

The calls resulted in one civilian fire-related injury.

Elburn & Countryside F.p.d. Station fire incidents
2016
2017
Year-over-year change (%)
Structure Fires
33
43
30.3
Vehicle Fires
2
4
100
Other fires
20
25
25
Total Fires
55
72
30.9
Total Calls
190
231
21.6

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