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Published  05/2/2013 | Wildfires

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California Observes Wildfire Awareness Week As Fire Danger Rises


California Observes Wildfire Awareness Week As Fire Danger Rises
Several blazes across the state scorching tens of thousands of acres signaled the beginning of California’s Wildfire Awareness Week.


More Than 2 Million California Homes Exposed to Wildfire Danger
More than 2 million California homes face extreme wildfire hazards according to new research by the insurance industry.


Could Another Firestorm Strike Oakland Hills?
It's a firefighting nightmare: Will the winding hillside road be big enough to allow a fire engine to pass? The answer could be no.


Fire Survivors, Experts Demonstrate How Neighborhood Protected Itself In the Face of Historic Station Fire
IINC, the California Department of Insurance and the LA County Fire joined forces to showcase physical and financial preparation for homeowners in high risk fire areas.

SoCal Fires Strike Those Who Often Reject Insurance
Mobile home owners and renters often choose to go without property insurance, potentially exposing them to catastrophic losses such as those suffered in Southern California's weekend firestorms.

Survey of Fire Safety Experts Finds Improved Planning, Persistent Dangers
California communities facing high wildfire risks have taken critical steps toward prevention, but still face persistent dangers.



ARTICLES & ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


California Wildfire: A Study of Risk
Since 1990. wildfires in California have destroyed millions of acres and resulted in nearly $8.5 billion in insured losses.



Wildfire Comparison Chart
In 2003, 2007 and 2008, wildfires scorched thousands of acres and destroyed thousands of homes.  this chart provides a comparison of these fires identifying acres burned, homes destroyed and insured losses.

Is Your Home Fire Safe?
To carefully safeguard your home against the threat of a fire, the Insurance Information Network of California suggests that homeowners follow some simple guidelines.


Wildfire Prevention
Many rustic regions have become popular home-building areas, placing more Californians in danger of brushfire than ever before.  Since 1970, the population of 11 California counties -- nine of them forested -- has grown by more than 15 percent.

Know Your Rights:  Laws Protecting Fire Survivors
Recently added insurance laws should help many fires survivors following the Southern California wildfires. 




WEB LINKS
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
USDA Forest Service
Fire Safe Council
Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

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