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WHAT’S BURNING

Issue 11 and Volume 93.

WHAT’S BURNING THE following list includes fires of $50,000 loss and over in the United States and Canada, for the month of October, 1940. These figures, compiled from the telegraphic reports, are based on estimates made at the time, and are subject to later investigations and consequent revision. Taken as a whole, however, they are an approximately correct view of the losses incurred. The figures represent loss in thousands of dollars. Month Ending October 31 Loss in Thousands of Dollars Blanche, Ala.—Lumber company, damaged. 210 Philadelphia, Pa.—Curiosity Shop, damaged 50 Birmingham, Ala.—Building Materials Company plant and garage, damaged…….. 50 Terre Haute’ Ind.—Main building of Commercial Solvent Co., damaged……….. 65 Dallas, Ore.—Williamette Valley Lumber Co., mill ……………………….. 80 Fernwood, Pa.—Paper Canister Co., destroyed ………………….. 125 Watertown. S. Dak.—Watertown Milling Co. mill, damaged ……………………. 80 Mt. Pleasant. Mich.—Roosevelt Oil Co. refinery, damaged ………………….. 75 Walnut, Miss.—Cotton gin and lumber mill, destroyed ………………………..…

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