Fire Loss in Canada During 1920
The total loss by fire in the Dominion of Canada during 1920 has been estimated by Monetary Times as $4,000,000 higher than that of 1919 and only exceeded by 1918. While it is true that a part of this increase of 1920 is due to a slight change in compiling the figures on account of a more liberal estimate for unreported fires being made, still the trend of losses follows that of the United States in the fact of its great increase over the previous year. The following table shows the record of the three years by months:
The village of Central Islip, L. I., N. Y., recently acquired a motor combination chemical and hose car, and a fire company is heing organized.