Illinois Fire Losses Sharply Up Fire losses in Illinois, exclusive of Chicago, were 75.6 per cent higher in June of this year than in June of 1944. This put the six months’ total 25.3 per cent over the loss for the first six months of last year, according to figures released by John H. Craig, state fire marshal. June fire loss totals for the state, exclusive of Chicago, was $741,456, compared with $409,655 in June, 1944. The six months’ total rose to $5,672,586, against losses of $4,526,642 for the first six months of 1944. For the twelve months ended June 30, total losses were $11,520,083, an increase of $331,810 or 2.9 per cent over the total for the preceding twelve months.