Wildfire

FireLine Examines the Erskine Wildfire

To date, wildfires in California this season have burned more than 150,000 acres, and—with five major wildfires burning at this writing—that number continues to grow. California seems poised for ye...

FireLine and the Fort McMurray Fire

As of this writing, firefighters are still battling the Fort McMurray fire in Western Canada, and authorities are restricting access to the area. The fire is a major incident, and Verisk’s Property...

Drought forecasts serve as a warning for insurers

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) released a new report: “Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands in the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis.” It assesses the effects of drought on...

Get the latest insights in the Q4 2015 issue of Visualize

Feature stories on connected cars, roof age, and wildfires highlight the latest issue of Visualize , a quarterly magazine from Verisk Insurance Solutions. Visualize contains commentary and insights...

Examining California’s Valley and Butte Fires: FireLine Identifies Affected Properties

The summer of 2015 was a season of wildfire devastation for Northern California. In September alone, two fires in Northern California—the Butte and Valley Fires—burned through nearly 147,000 acres...

Two PCS Catastrophes: Wildfires Rage in California

The Valley Fire in Middletown could become one of the top five costliest wildfires in California history and may cause the largest losses since 2007. The Butte and Valley Fires, both designated PCS...

Sussing out Canadian risk

News spreads fast and far. Not long after Verisk Insurance Solutions began a dialogue with U.S. insurers about identifying perils, unreported incidents, and prior claims through data and analytics,...

Key findings from the 2015 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis

As California faces one of the most severe droughts on record, it’s not surprising that the 2015 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis identifies it as the state with the most households at high or extreme...

Washington State Wildfires: Not a PCS Catastrophe Event

After investigating multiple July wildfire events in Washington State, PCS® has determined that insured losses will not meet the criteria for PCS catastrophe designation. Based on our investigation...

Wildfire Reports Point to a “Hot” Summer for the Western United States

The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) recently issued its North American Seasonal Fire Potential Outlook for the summer of 2014. For the entire season, NIFC projects much of California and...