1951 Fire Losses Reach All-Time High

1951 Fire Losses Reach All-Time High

Fire losses in the United States during 1951 reached an all-time high, totaling an estimated $731,405,000, according to Lewis A. Vincent, general manager of the National Board of Fire Underwriters. The previous high mark was set in 1948 with losses of $711,114,000.

Estimated fire losses in December, 1951, reached $68,206,000, which were 2 per cent higher than losses of $66,820,000 in December, 1950, and 13.5 per cent higher than losses of $60,064,000 for November, 1951.

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