FIRE-LOSS IN JULY.

FIRE-LOSS IN JULY.

The fire-loss in the United States and Canada during the month of July exceeded that of the same month in 1906 by fifty per cent., and that of July, 1905, by nearly the same percentage, as will be seen by the following table:

The number of fires in July that caused a loss of from $10,000 upwards was 344, classified as follows: $10,000 to $20,000, 154; $20,000 to $30,000. sixty three; $30,000 to $50,000, forty; $$0,000 to $75,000, thirty two; $75,000 to $100,000, eighteen; $100,000 to $200,000, twenty-four; $200,000 and over, thirteen—total, 344. The fires of greatest destruction numbered eleven as under; Promised Land, L. I., fish oil and fertiliser factory, $800,000; Coney Island, N. Y., amusement resort, $730,000; Memphis, Tenn., several business houses, $600,000; Long Beach, N. Y., summer hotel and cottages, $550,000; New Edinburgh, Ont., door factory and other, $360,000; Chicago, ill., refrigerator factory, $300,000; Victoria, B. C., four bus incss blocks, $250,000; Portsmouth, Va., business block, $250,000; Hartland, N. B., business portion of town, $250,000; Argenta, Ark., cotton compress, $234,000; Indianapolis, Ind., drug and glassware stores, $220,000. Of this total of $4,250,000, $2,680,000 must be credited to four extra big fires, three of which were on the Atlantic seaboard, two being comparatively close together and separated from each other by only a short interval of time.

FIRE LOSS IN JULY.

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FIRE LOSS IN JULY.

The losses by fire in the United States and Canada during last July were less by $915,400 than those of July, 1903, but greater by $1,894,600 than those of the corresponding month two years ago, and although the grand total of losses for the seven months since January 1, 1904, far exceeds that of the July of 1903 or 1902, yet the insurance men are thankful even for the small mercies extended to them during the past month. The following comparative table shows the losses for each of the seven months from January 1 to July 31 representing during the past three years;