March Fire Losses

March Fire Losses

Estimated dollar losses caused by fire in the United States totaled $173,913,000 in March, the National Insurance Actuarial and Statistical Association reported.

This was an increase of 11.8 percent over the March 1968 figure of $155,582,000 and an increase of 16.6 percent over the February 1969 total of $149,117,000, which was somewhat lower than the average for recent months.

Losses for the first quarter of 1969 totaled $502,500,000, an increase of 11.1 percent compared to losses of $452,281,000 for the first three months of 1968.

These estimated losses include an allowance for uninsured and unreported losses. NIASA noted that its estimates of fire losses do not include forest fires, automobile fires and other occurrences of the kind not usually covered by fire insurance policies.

March Fire Losses

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March Fire Losses

Estimated dollar losses caused by fires in the United States totaled $149,657,000 in March, the National Insurance Actuarial and Statistical Association reported.

This was an increase of 12.2 percent over $133,358,000 for March 1966 and a decrease of 3.5 percent under $155,080,000 for February 1967.

Estimated fire losses were $464,480,000 for the first three months of 1967, compared with $384,853,000 in the like three months last year, an increase of 20.7 percent.

These estimated losses include an allowance for uninsured and unreported losses.