September Fire Losses

Issue 11 and Volume 97.

September Fire Losses Estimated fire losses in the United States in September were $31,448,000, an increase of $830,000, or three per cent over August, and $4,960,000, or nineteen per cent higher than September, 1943, it was announced by W. E. Mallalieu, General Manager of the National Board of Fire Underwriters. This is the highest September loss reported since September, 1931, when the figure was $33,202,986. The Board’s estimates are based on incurred losses reported by member companies, plus an allowance for uninsured and unreported losses. Losses in the twelve months ending with September 30, are estimated at $417,848,000 as compared with $354,445,000 for the year ending September, 1943.

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