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.