Fire-Loss in March.

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.

FIRE LOSS IN MARCH

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FIRE LOSS IN MARCH

The fire-loss in the United States and Canada during the month of March was again excessive, and has brought the total loss for the first quarter of 1907 up to $64,501,200—an average of $21,500,400. So far the total losses for these three months, as compared, month by month, with those of 1906 and 1905, have been as follows:

In March there were 408 fires in which the loss was from $10,000 upwards, as follows: $10,000 to $20,000, 170; $20,000 to $30,000, 75; $30,000 to $50,000, 55; $50,000 to $75,000, 40; $7S.ooo to $100,000, 21; $100,000 to $200,000, 35; $200,000 and over, 12—total, 408. There were nine fires at which the loss was particularly heavy. They were the following: South Boston, Va., tobacco warehouses and other, $750,000; Pine Bluff, Ark., lumber plant, $480,000; New’ Brunswick, N. J., wall paper, factory, $425,000; Stockton, Cal., furniture warehouse, $320,000; New York city, business block, $300,000; Elizabeth City, N. C., several business houses, $272,000; Belleville, N. J., rubber works, $250,000; Pittsburg, Pa., machinery works and other, $250,006; Chicago, Ill., sporting goods store, $210,000.