California is one of the worst fire zones in the nation. As we go to press there are at least 10 major fires and over 55,000 acres of California burning. Major incidents include the Robbers Fire in Placer County, Mill Fire in Colusa County, Flat Fire in Trinity County, Panorama Fire in San Bernardino County, Sites Complex in Colusa County, Twin Fire in Riverside County, Seven Fire in Tuolumne County, La Grange Fire in Tuolumne County, Turkey Fire in Monterey County and the Fish Fire in Inyo County.
Every year thousands of acres burn, causing billions of dollars in damages and often the loss of life. According to statistical studies of fires, geography is the most important factor. Simply put, your home will be more likely to burn down if you build a home: in a wind corridor; on a steep slope or in a remote location surrounded by wilderness. But sometimes entire suburban communities also burn down. In preparing for this year’s fire season, I hope the following suggestions help protect your family from financial or personal loss this year. Continue reading