Iowa City sees slight increase in number of fires for 2010

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 23, 2011 7:20 AM

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The occurrence of fires in Iowa City has increased slightly, according to an annual report from the Iowa City Fire Department.

According to the report, there were 170 fires in 2010, 160 in 2009.

In 2010, firefighters responded to 4,472 calls, representing a 7.7 percent increase over 2009, the report said.

Although the numbers reflect a slight increase, the number of fires in 2010 remains much lower than those of previous years.

The largest fire loss last year was $130,000 for a fire that occurred at 515 E. College Street on Feb. 18, according to the report.

— by Hayley Bruce

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