Leadership

The November Fire Loss

Issue 25 and Volume 56.

The November Fire Loss The fire loss in the United States and Canada during the month of November, as compiled by the New York “Journal of Commerce,” aggregated $21,372,750, as compared with $15,207,000 charged against November last year, an increase of over six million dollars lor the month. The losses for the eleven months of 1914 already reach a total of $212,084,200, as against $208,596,900 for the same months in 1913. The following table gives a comparison of the losses by months this year with those of the same months in 1913 and 1912, together with the monthly record for the balance of those years: T’l 11 mos.$207,335,600 $208,596,900 $212,084,200 December . 17,967,000 16,126,450 . T’l for y’r.$225,302,600 $224,723,350 . During the month there was an unusually large number of serious fires, no less than 362 being reported as having caused property damage of $10,000 or over in each instance.

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