Leadership

FIRE LOSS IN FEBRUARY.

Issue 11 and Volume 23.

FIRE LOSS IN FEBRUARY. February’s fire loss was the heaviest in three years—amounting to $12,629,300, as compared with $9,730,100 in 1896 and $8,676,750 in 1897. During the month there were 194 fires, in which the loss exceeded $10,000, as follows: Ten thousand to $20,000, 72; $20,000 to $30,000, 46; $30,000 to $50,000, 24; $50,000 to $75,000, 19; $75,000 to $100,000, 12; $100,000 to $200,000, 10; $200,000 to $1,650, 11; total. 104. The fires where the loss was greatest were as follows : Naugatuck, Conn., rubber reclaiming works, $700,000: Winnipeg, Mass, business block, $400,000; Scranton, Pa., Y. M. C. A. building and other, $160,000; Savannah, Ga., Roman Catholic Cathedral, $225,000; Fort Worth, Tex., business block and other, $250,000; Pittsburgh, Pa., cold stoiage plant and other, $1,650,000; Cleveland, Ohio, business block, $375,000. New York city, office building.$250,000; Pittsburgh, Pa., wall paper factory and other, $260,000; Dyersburg, Tenn., planing mill and other, $200,000;…

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