February Fire Loss
Estimated fire losses in the United States in February were $33,175,000, an increase of $2,356,000, or eight per cent over the total for February, 1942, it was announced recently by the National Board of Fire Underwriters. The estimates are based upon incurred losses reported by members of the Board, plus an allowance for unreported and uninsured losses.
The February losses also represented an increase of $5,442,000, or twenty per cent over losses of $27,733,000 in January. For the first two months of this year the fire losses were estimated at $60,908,000, a decrease of $5,476,000 from the total for the first two months of 1942.