Wildfires Return and Pose Serious Risk to Southern California Homes

September 16, 2012
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Image: Freedigitalphotos.net

Image: Freedigitalphotos.net

If you have been following up with the local news or happen to look to the hills, you may have noticed that there has been a considerable amount of fire activity in the past couple of weeks. Fortunately, the San Gabriel Mountain fires have stayed within the forests and not yet reached the cities or spread to the other nearby forests.

It turns out that, although we are no strangers to wildfires, there are other states that also experience this natural disaster as constant as Californians do. CoreLogic, a real estate and financial services research firm, issued a Wildfire Hazard Risk Report and identified more than 740,000 residences across 13 states in just the Western US alone that had with high levels of risk for wildfire damage. Those homes represent a combined property value of more than $136 billion.

The ongoing drought, heat waves, and high winds during this summer have caused several record setting wildfires in New Mexico and Colorado – California is predicted to have a severe wildfire season this year.

Thousands of homes nationwide are at serious risk of fire damage; about 168,000 homes fall into a “very high risk” category, with a projected overall value of more than $32 billion. California homes that were projected to be at a high risk of fire were total of 49,258 homes.

Now is the time to make sure your home is properly covered in case of a wildfire in your area. If you have questions about fire protection for your home and property, Alandale Insurance Agents can help! Not only do we provide amazing customer service, our agents are very well informed and will help you get the coverage you need. Call us at (888) 854-4501.

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