The March Fire Loss

The March Fire Loss

The losses by fires during the month of March in the United States and Canada, as compiled from carefully kept records, reached the sum of $17,523,000, a large reduction from the losses in March, 1916, which amounted to $38,680,250, which included conflagrations in three Southern cities. In the following table is a comparison of the losses for March, 1917, with those of the two preceding years, and giving the monthly fire loss record for the balance of 1915 and 1916:

The March Fire Loss

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The March Fire Loss

The fire loss of the United States and Canada during March. 1914, as compiled by “The Journal of Commerce” shows a total of $25,512.750, or an increase of almost 50 per cent, over the record of the same month in the preceding year. The following table gives a comparison of the losses by months this year.

There were no less than 323 fires during the month of March, each causing an estimated property damage of $10,000 or over. Of the thirty fires estimated as causing over $200,000 each the following are the more important ones: