May Fire Losses

Issue 8 and Volume 114.

May Fire Losses Estimated fire losses in the United States during May totaled $93,103,000, the National Board reported. The May figure was 2.5 per cent below the $95,486,000 for April of this year, and 7.1 per cent above the $86,940,000 for May 1960, according to Lewis A. Vincent, NBFU’s general manager. In the first five months of this year, the dollar value of property damaged or destroyed by fire was $531,669,000, an increase of 8.3 per cent over the $491,142,000 for the like period of 1960. These estimated losses include an allowance for uninsured and unreported losses.

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