Leadership

June Losses Low in New England

Issue 15 and Volume 81.

June Losses Low in New England Fire losses in New England for June are the lowest since 1914. Only 169 outbreaks of fire were reported where the estimated property loss reached or exceeded $10,000, and of these only seventeen were in the New England territory, the loss being reported as $790,000. This covers but five States, as Rhode Island had no fires in the $10,000 class. Connecticut, unfortunately, was the worst sufferer, fires in business blocks in Bristol, Norwalk and New Haven accounting for $275,000 of the $300,000 loss. The record in Massachusetts, including Boston, was kept within commendable bounds. Maine’s total was swelled by a $125,000 hotel fire at Kennebunkport, and New Hampshire’s only large blaze was the destruction of ice houses at Manchester with a loss of $100,000. Fires causing a loss of $10,000 or over in the New England States may be classified geographically as follows: New…

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