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This note contains a preliminary analysis of large fires during 1968. These are fires which cost Â£10 000 or more in direct damage. There were 1005 such fires during 1968 resulting in a total loss of Â£61.6 million. Of these 38 were in outdoor hazards some of which spread to buildings. The average loss per large fire, in static money terms decreased during the seven year period 1962 to 1968 although the total loss in static terms and the average loss at current values both increased.