Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire Analysis


The destructive wildfires in California—the Camp Fire in Butte County and the Woolsey Fire in Ventura County—surpassed 250,000 acres burned before they were fully contained, destroying thousands of structures, forcing mass evacuations, and reportedly causing at least 91 fatalities, with the status of hundreds more people uncertain. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) reported these fires to be 100 percent contained by November 25.

Area Risk Analysis

FireLine®, Verisk's wildfire risk management tool, is guiding our analysis of risk factors seen within the perimeters of these fires.

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Landsat image as of 11-8-18

Respond Analysis

Respond Wildfire continues to track the fires and provides a view of the perimeter of the active wildfires, as well as the zip codes that are impacted by the fires. The images below show the perimeter of the wildfire in red and the affected zip codes in yellow.

The location of the fire can be used to assess the impact to a carrier’s book of business as well as a tool during the claims process to confirm the location of a claim relative to the impacted areas. A list of zip codes that are impacted or near the fire can be used as a policy moratorium.

Aerial Imagery

Before and after images from the Woolsey Fire.

Geomni captures aerial imagery and analyzes geospatial data. Geomni owns and operates its own fleet of fixed-wing aircraft, strategically located throughout the U.S. to best serve customers following a major storm or catastrophe event.

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Wildfire Modeling

AIR's Wildfire Model

AIR has developed the industry's most advanced probabilistic wildfire model, covering the 13 western states where the most significant loss-causing wildfires have occurred.

To learn more, please visit AIR's Wildfire Model web page.