The July Fire Loss
The fire losses in the United States and Canada for the month of July, 1917, as carefully compiled from records, totaled $24,564,575, as compared with $23,013,800 in the month of July last year. The table following presents a comparison of the losses by months so far this year with the same period last year together with the losses for the balance of last year:
Total for year. $231,442,995 . July of this year had 211 fires, each of which caused a propertv damage estimated at $10,000 or more. The larger fires in July, causing a loss of $200,000 or over, included: Rochester, N. Y., elevator and warehouse, $700,000; Drumright, Okla., oil tanks and dwellings, $500,000; Alameda, Cal., factory, $300,000; Fast St. Louis, Ill., dwellings, $500,000; Chicago, Ill., moving picture studios, $500,000; Paris, Tex., cotton compress, $400,000; Harrison, Ida., business section, $500,000; Seneca Falls, N. Y., mills. $500,000.