January Fire Losses

Issue 3 and Volume 97.

January Fire Losses Fire losses in the United States in January were estimated at $38,572,000, an increase of $10,839,000 or 39 per cent over losses of $27,733,000 in January, 1943, according to estimates announced by the National Board of Fire Underwriters. The Board’s estimates arc based upon incurred losses reported by its member companies, plus an allowance for unreported and uninsured losses. The January losses represented a decrease of $9,144,000 or nineteen per cent from losses of $47,710,000 reported in December, 1943. Losses in the twelve months period from February 1, 1943, to January 31, 1944, amounted to $391,074,000, as compared with $307,017,000 for the similar period ending with January, 1943.

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