Leyden FPD responds to 74 fires in 2016
The calls in Leyden included 74 fires - 47 structure fires, six vehicle fires and 16 other fires. The fire department also responded to five calls for ruptures, explosions or overheating.
In all, the department saw $566,330 in fire loss - or about $7,653 per fire.
The department also received 196 false calls, including two malicious calls and 194 other false calls.
The calls resulted in three civilian fire-related injuries.
The Leyden FPD Firefighters' Pension Fund, which has 13 active employees and 13 retired or inactive employees, was $921,323 in debt as of December 2015, according to the fund's mandated filings with the Illinois Department of Insurance. That amounts to $12,450 for every fire in 2016.