California fire station project on pause because it can’t get property insurance

Property insurance - Pause Button on Fire Station

The crisis in the state is largely from wildfires, but even those battling them can’t get insured Wildfire risk is very high in many parts of California, leading to what many have called a property insurance crisis in both the residential and business markets. Many insurers have withdrawn from selling More recently, the size of the issue became particularly clear when a project to upgrade a fire station in the area stalled due to a lack of property insurance availability. Homeowners living in California’s mountains face a particularly high wildfire…

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California fire insurance companies decline almost 350,000 policy renewals

California fire insurance companies - Firefighters fighting wildfire

Insurers are taking big steps back from the industry in the state’s highest risk areas. New data from the state shows that California fire insurance companies have declined the renewal of almost 350,000 home policies since 2015. This was most common in areas with the highest wildfire risk. The data showed that insurers are trying to reduce their risk exposure as wildfires become more costly. The newly released data did indicate that California fire insurance companies have dropped hundreds of thousands of customers. However, it did not point out how…

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Fire insurance losses in California broke the $1 billion mark

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The payouts for claims for damage caused by two tremendous blazes in the northern part of the state were huge. Two massively destructive wildfires in Northern California not only killed six people and caused thousands of residents to have to leave their homes behind, but they were also damaging enough to lead to over $1 billion in losses covered by fire insurance. This represents a preliminary estimate that has now been released by the California insurance department. These two different wildfires began burning in September, only days apart from each…

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Homeowners insurance rates spike as fire risk rises

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Certain areas of California are watching their rates soar as wildfire smoke moves closer. Residents of California who are living near regions that have recently started facing increased wildfire risks are now discovering that their homeowners insurance has been heading skyward with the plumes of black smoke. The changing fire risk areas have forced many homeowners to see a doubling in their insurance rates. There are a number of different factors that have caused fire to become an increasing component in the homeowners insurance rates. The most obvious has been…

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California wildfires get off to an early and costly start

California Wildfiire Insurance

With a drought already in place, the season has begun in a disastrous way. The historic droughts that have already been wreaking havoc across the United States have kicked off California wildfires season earlier than usual, and the insurance industry is now predicting that the costs of the damage will be as high as $1.8 billion. This cost represents about $500,000 more than the amount available for fire control resources. The California wildfires aren’t the only ones that are now raging. Oklahoma has also found itself battling seven fires, already,…

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