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Natural Gas Fires Cost Cities a Lot More than the Cost of Gas
Published by From "The Morning Call" in News • 2/16/2011 10:12:04 PM
Whether it is natural gas fire cause by an energy theif or an infrastructure failure, cities are not keeping track of the underlying costs of lost energy.

FINANCIAL TOLL

Fire: $25,342

Police: $16,202

Communications Center: $540

Water: $6,237

Streets: $2,473

Traffic Planning & Control: $112

EMS: $4,889

Health: $1,987

Building Standards: $3,126

TOTAL: $60,908

Source: city of Allentown"

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-allentown-explosion-costs-20110216,0,4018492.story