Leadership

The April Fire Loss

Issue 20 and Volume 51.

The April Fire Loss The fire losses of the United States and Canada for the month of April, 1912, as compiled from the carefully kept records of the Journal of Commerce, aggregate $16,294,400, as compared with $17,670,550 charged against the same month of 1911 and $18,091,800 in April, 1910. The following table gives a comparison of the losses by fire during the first four months of 1912, with the figures for the same months in 1911 and 1910, together with the record for the balance of those years: There were 259 fires during April this year causing an estimated property damage of $10,00 or over in each instance. A detailed list of thes fires appears on the insurance page, this issut but classified according to their destructivenes they give the following comparison : The large fires during the month just closed numbered eighteen, which caused a property damage of $200,000…

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