Fire-Loss in March.
The March fire-loss was considerably less than that in February, and much less than in the corresponding month of 1906 and 1907 as will be seen by the following table:
months $54,700,900 $64,501,200 $64,795,600 The total amount for the first three months of 1908 is larger than that for the corresponding period in 1907 and $10,000,000 greater than that for the first three months of 1906. The number of smaller fires at which the loss was from $10,000 upward was large, no less than 323, classified as follows according to loss: $10,000 to
$20,000, 122: $20,000 to $30,000, 66: $30,000 to $50,000, 48; $50,000 to $75,000. 31; $75,000 to $too,000, 19: $ 100,000 to $200,000, 28; $200,000 and over, 9: total, 323. During the month there were seven fires that were very destructive. These were the following: Tampa, Fla.,
cigar factories and dwellings, $680,000: New York City, street railway car barns, $606,000; Big Timber, Mont. various, $400,000; Lovell, Mass., engine and tool works, $400,000; Emporia, Kan., business section, $300,000: New York city, several clothing factories and other; Peoria, Ill., grain weigher factory and other, $210,000.