The November Fire Loss
The loss by fire during the month of November in the United States and Canada, as compiled from carefully kept records, aggregated $19,898,450, which figure is about a million and a quarter less than the loss in November, 1915, for which month the figure was $21,204,850. The loss during the eleven months of 1916 shows an increase of over $48,000,000 over the same period in 1915. The following gives a comparison of the fire losses for the first eleven months of 1916 with those of 1915, together with the loss for the balance of that year.
In November this year there were 281 fires which each caused an estimated property damage of $10,000 or more. This compares with 232 such in October, 236 in September and 202 in August. Among the fires during November credited with causing a property loss of $200,000 or over were:
Donnelly, Minn., business section, $300,000; St. Paul, Minn., lumber storage yard, $512,500; Norfolk, Va., furniture warehouse and other, $300,000; Ithaca, N. Y., salt works, $500,000; Chicago, Ill., freight yards and warehouses, $500,000; Muncie, Ind., iron works, $300,000.