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Lincoln Rural FPD responds to 74 fires in 2016

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By Local Labs News Service | Oct 12, 2017

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Lincoln Rural Fire Protection District responded to 153 calls in 2016, according to data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System obtained by the West Central Reporter.

The calls in Lincoln Rural included 74 fires - 24 structure fires, 20 vehicle fires and 28 other fires. The fire department also responded to two calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.

In all, the department saw $331,352 in fire loss - or about $4,478 per fire.

The department also received 79 false calls.

The calls resulted in two civilian fire-related injuries and two civilian fire-related deaths.

The Lincoln Rural FPD Firefighters' Pension Fund, which has six active employees and six retired or inactive employees, was $230,198 in debt as of May 2016, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $3,111 for every fire in 2016.

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