October Fire Loss
Fire losses in the United States during October were $22,621,000, according to the estimate given out by the National Board of Fire Underwriters. The estimate is based upon incurred losses reported by member companies of the National Board, plus an allowance for uninsured and unreported losses.
Losses from fire continue to show a decline from those reported a year ago. The October total shows a drop of twenty-seven per cent from that of the same month last year. However, the October, 1941, loss was exceptionally high because of the Fall River rubber conflagration. The October, 1942, loss was eleven per cent higher than that of September, 1942.