Leadership

The April Fire Loss

Issue 19 and Volume 55.

The April Fire Loss The fire loss of the United States and Canada for the month of April, as compiled from the records of “The Journal of Commerce,” shows a total of $17,700,800. The following table affords a comparison of the losses by months this year with those of the same months in 1913 and 1912. T’l 4 mos.$97,255,050 $76,526,100 $88,162,450 There were some 251 fires during the month. with a loss of $10,000 or over. Total .251 The important fires during the month were; St. Augustine, Fla., hotels and other.. .$650,000 Decatur, 111., department store. 750,000 St. Andrew, N. B„ hotel and stores…. 500,000 Aberdeen, Ont., paper mill.. 500,000 Pasadena. Cal., hotel and other. 500,000 Peoria, Ill., stock yard barns and hay.. 400.000Washington, D. C., high school laboratory . 500.000 Curtis Bay, Md., fertilizer plant. 650,000 The loss for April, 1914, is about $1,000,000 more than in the same…

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