The June Fire Loss

The June Fire Loss

Losses by fire in the United States and Canada during the month of June 1916, as carefully compiled from records, aggregated $12,247,500. In the same month last year the loss was $10,893,950 and in June 1914, it was $29,348,000. In that year the Salem conflagration is included at $13,000,000. In the following table is a comparison of fire losses for the first six months of this year with the same months of 1915, together with the monthly losses for the balance of the year 1915:

During June, this year, there were 150 fires causing an estimated property loss of $10,000 or over. This compares with 215 such fires in May and 191 in April. The larger fires during June included: San Francisco, Cal., pier and freight, $750,000; Wilmington, Del., department store and other, $400,000; Milwaukee, Wis., sevefal business buildings, $300,000

The June Fire Loss

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The June Fire Loss

The losses by fire in the United States and Canada during the month of June, as compiled by “The Journal of Commerce and Commercial Bulletin,” aggregate $10,893,950, as compared with $11,388,450 in May and $29,348,000 in June last year, when the Salem conflagration contributed $13,000,000 of the total loss. The losses by fire for the first half of 1915 reach a total of $93,391,000, against $133,018,250 charged against the first six months of 1914. The following table gives a comparison of the losses by fire for the first six months of this year with those of 1914 and 1913, together with the monthly losses for the balance of 1914 and 1913:

During the month just passed there were only ten fires in which the property loss was $200,000 or over. These fires were: Vancouver, B. C., business block, $200,000; Haverhill, Mass., lumber yard, $200,000; Portland, Ore., business blocks, $300,000; Beaumont, Tex., oil tank and contents, $250,000; Huron, Cal., grain and other, $250,000; Petoskey. Mich., hotel and stores, $250,000; Harford, Cal., grain fields, $350,000: Cushing, Okla., oil tank and contents, $250,000; Fresno. Cal., winery. $500,000; Worth, N. C., cotton mill, $275,000. There were during June some 207 fires causing an estimated property damage in each instance of $10,000 or over, as compared with 248 such fires in May.