Leadership

The June Fire Loss

Issue 3 and Volume 60.

The June Fire Loss Losses by fire in the United States and Canada during the month of June 1916, as carefully compiled from records, aggregated $12,247,500. In the same month last year the loss was $10,893,950 and in June 1914, it was $29,348,000. In that year the Salem conflagration is included at $13,000,000. In the following table is a comparison of fire losses for the first six months of this year with the same months of 1915, together with the monthly losses for the balance of the year 1915: During June, this year, there were 150 fires causing an estimated property loss of $10,000 or over. This compares with 215 such fires in May and 191 in April. The larger fires during June included: San Francisco, Cal., pier and freight, $750,000; Wilmington, Del., department store and other, $400,000; Milwaukee, Wis., sevefal business buildings, $300,000

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