September Fire Loss

September Fire Loss

Estimated fire losses of ú26,488,000 in September in the United States represents an increase of $6,046,000, or twenty-nine per cent over losses in September, 1942, it was announced recently by the National Board of Fire Underwriters. The September losses were the highest for any corresponding month since September, 1932, when they amounted to $30,972,000. September also was the eighth consecutive month this year to register an increase in losses over the corresponding month of 1942.

Losses in September, however, represented a decrease of nine per cent from losses of $29,193,000 reported in August this year. For the first nine months of this year losses arc estimated at $271.211,000, an increase of $39,596,000 over the total of $231,615,000 reported for the first nine months of last year.

September Fire Loss

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September Fire Loss

Fire losses in the United States during September were $20,443,000, according to the estimate given out by the National Board of Fire Underwriters. These estimated losses, under fire insurance policies, are on an incurred basis, including an allowance for unreported and uninsured losses.

Losses from fire continue to show a sharp decline from those reported a year ago. The September total shows a drop of seventeen per cent from the total in the same month last year, but four per cent more than the $19,680,000 total for August of this year.