Leadership

SOME FIRE LOSS

Issue 4 and Volume 13.

SOME FIRE LOSS While the total fire loss for the United States and Canada in 1919 is a trifle less than $50,000,000 under the previous year, the grand total of $269,000,775 is something not to be proud of. Only twice has this figure been exceeded, in 1918 and in 1906, when the San Francisco fire brought the total loss up to over $450,000,000. The fire losses for 1919 bring the total losses for the last forty-one years up to the startling figure of $7,031,966,820. The largest individual fires during the year 1919 were those in Savanah, Ga., involving $4,000,000 value; Cedar Rapids, Iowa, involving $3,000,000; Norfolk, Va., $3,250,000; and Long Island City, $4,250,000. Altogether there were twenty-seven fires during the year, each of which resulted in an estimated property loss of a million dollars or over.

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