Cost Figures Released On Recent California Wildfires

Cost Figures Released On Recent California Wildfires 

California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones released figures yesterday that show nearly $12 billion in uninsured losses, which represents the costliest fire season in California history.   The report shows that 45,000 insurance claims were filed from wildfires occurring between October and December, totaling $11.79-billion in losses. The fires, occurring around Napa and Sonoma, and later in Los Angeles and San Diego, resulted in the loss of 32,000 homes, 4,300 businesses, 8,200 vehicles, and various watercraft, farm equipment, etc.   In total, wildfires ripped through 14 counties. According to Jones, wildfires in the state were unprecedented for their severity and disastrous consequences.    Whole neighborhoods were wiped out, as wind-driven flames destroyed thousands of homes, upended tens of thousands of residents’ lives and tragically killed more than 45 people across the state.  The hardest hit area was Montecito where 400 homes were destroyed and 21 people died.

 

Written by KVGC Staff

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