1945 Fire Losses Set Record
Fire losses in the United States during 1945 amounted to $455,329,000, the highest in this country since 1930, according to estimates of the National Board of Fire Underwriters.
The 1945 losses were 7 1/2 per cent higher than those for 1944 and were the h_____hest for any year since the total of $463,613,000 recorded fifteen years ago.
The 1945 losses included a new record total for December losses of $49,478,000, which were 2 per cent higher than losses of $48,694,000 reported in December, 1944, and 32 per cent above losses of $37,393,000 in November, 1945. The December total is the highest for any month since the start of compiling the Board’s monthly tabulations.
A comparative table of estimated losses in each of the past two years follows: