Notes from the Field

Issue 4 and Volume 15.

Notes from the Field FEBRUARY FIRES TOTAL $25,888,850 The losses by fire in the United States and Canada during the month of February. as compiled from the daily records of The Journal of Commerce, were again remarkably heavy, although considerably below those of January. The February losses totaled $25,888,850, as compared with $26,631,500 in the same month last year. This bring the losses for the first two months up to $61,208,800, as compared with $63,644,250 in 1920. The fire losses of the past month show a continuation of the heavy run of fires which have been reported from all over the country since the industrial readjustment and consequent business depression became pronounced. Qimatic conditions throughout the country have not been severe and in the opinion of fire underwriters do not warrant the continued excessive losses. During the month there were some 314 outbreaks of fire, which in each instance resulted…

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