From reports covering the United States and Canada, the estimated losses of fire during the week ending January 3, 1925, aggregated $8,222,500, as compared with $7,050,650 for corresponding week in 1923. The total is derived by adding to the amount in the list given, which includes only those of $10,000 loss and over, a sum equal to fifteen per cent, of that amount, statistics showing that the smaller fires average about that proportion of the larger.

The figures published in this list, compiled from telegraphic reports of fires occurring during the past week, are based on estimates made at the time, which are necessarily hurried, and are subject to later investigation and consequent correction. Taken as a whole, however, they give an approximately correct view of the losses incurred. The figures represent loss in thousands.

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Acceptance test of Ahrens-Fox 1,000-gal. triple combination car for Forest Park, Ill. Apparatus in Underwriters’ test easily pumped 1,033 gals, per minute against 131 lbs. pressure, with a life of approximately nine feet. It was accepted and placed in service. In order to raise funds for the purchase of this pumper bazaars and balls were held and other means were adopted by the fire department in a strenuous campaign.

Fire Losses of the Week

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