Some CA homeowners in fire-prone areas face steep insurance

Some CA homeowners in fire-prone areas face steep insurance

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Across the state, homeowners are preparing for what could be another long wildfire season. Last year broke records for fires in the state, with more than four million acres burned, and this year has already seen hundreds more fires than the same time frame last year. Some homeowners say that while … Read more

How you can help Mesquite Heat Fire victims and available resources

Longhorns gather near some hay at their stall at the Taylor County Expo Center.  The center is sheltering livestock from the Mesquite Heat Fire near View.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Abilene Reporter-News is providing free updates on the wildfires as a community service. To support local journalism, visit the ReporterNews.com subscription page to learn more. Several local and regional entities are mobilizing to assist with the immediate and long-term needs of evacuees and victims who have lost houses in the Mesquite Heat … Read more

El Dorado County creates video to plead with President Biden to overturn FEMA denial of funds | South Lake Tahoe

El Dorado County creates video to plead with President Biden to overturn FEMA denial of funds |  South Lake Tahoe

FEMA did change mind on initial denial of debris removal on USFS land EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. – A short video featuring stories and appeals for assistance from survivors of the Caldor Fire has been created to send to President Biden. The personal plea is from residents who have lost everything and need help that … Read more

Concerns Tied To Warehouse Proposal Riling Local Fire Officials

Concerns Tied To Warehouse Proposal Riling Local Fire Officials

Any opponents of the proposed Wharton Hawleyville warehouse, or anyone concerned over whether Newtown’s collective fire services lack the resources, training, and apparatus to respond to any eventual fires or related emergencies at such a facility can rest assured, according to a number of fire officials speaking to those allegations. And any suggestion that such … Read more

California taking wrong tack on fire insurance – Orange County Register

California taking wrong tack on fire insurance – Orange County Register

As wildfires rage across northern California, homeowners are rightly worried about losing their fire insurance and being forced to rely on policies from the state’s insurer of last resort, known as the California FAIR Plan. In those situations, they face dramatic increases in their premiums from a state-created system that offers barebones coverage. To ameliorate … Read more

How fire insurance works and what the future looks like after Caldor

How fire insurance works and what the future looks like after Caldor

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — California’s insurance landscape continues to evolve as devastating wildfires like Caldor and Tamarack become the rule instead of the exception. The new-found prevalence of substantial fires is only increasing liability, leading to rising premiums and, for some carriers, an outright refusal to cover fire damage. Insurance options still exist but … Read more