July Fire Loss

July Fire Loss

Fire losses in the United States in July were $25,016,000, according to the estimate given out by the National Board of Fire Underwriters recently. These estimated losses, under fire policies, are on an incurred basis, including an allowance for unreported and uninsured losses.

The loss in July was seven per cent less than in June and nineteen per cent more than in July, 1942. The losses for the first seven months were $24,000,000 more than for the corresponding period in 1942.

July Fire Loss

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July Fire Loss

The losses by fire in the United States and Canada during the month of July, as compiled by the New York Journal of Commerce, aggregate $17,539,800, as compared with $20,600,900 during the same month last year. The following table gives a comparison of the losses by months this year with those of the same months in 1913 and 1912:

During the month of July this year there were 265 fires, each causing an estimated property damage of $10,000 or over.