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February 18, 2021

Preparing for a growing peril: The age of the ‘gigafire’ has begun

As dramatic as the statistics surrounding the 2020 wildfire season were, the messages they carry and the questions they raise are even more critical to address.

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November 6, 2020

November 2020 preview: Historical catastrophe activity

The last ten Novembers saw a total of 17 PCS catastrophe designations, which consisted of ten wind and thunderstorm events, three wildland fires, three winter storms, and…

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September 22, 2020

Record-breaking West Coast infernos put a fresh focus on wildfire risk

Wildfires on the west coast have burned more than 5 million acres in 2020, renewing discussion in climate change's role in this growing peril.

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August 18, 2020

California, Colorado wildfires show extreme behavior amid heatwave

Multiple major wildfires have scorched more than 170,000 acres combined in California and Colorado, with some fires showing extraordinary behavior.

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August 5, 2020

Fast-spreading Apple Fire spurs evacuations in California

The Apple Fire prompted evacuations as it burned a portion of California’s Riverside County where 98 percent of the area was at high or extreme wildfire risk.

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June 16, 2020

Crews battle fast-moving Bighorn, Mangum, and Bush fires as Arizona sees early start to activity

As the Bighorn Fire in Arizona grows rapidly near Tucson, Verisk’s FireLine wildfire risk management tool guides analysis of risk factors in the fire area.

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March 5, 2020

As another wildfire season nears, explore best practices now

Recent years’ wildfire activity underscores how dynamic the risk can be as property insurers gear up for the 2020 season. Verisk’s FireLine tool can help.

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January 13, 2020

Wildfire around the world: A threat without borders

Firefighters around the world are struggling with wildfire seasons that seem to grow longer and more destructive every year.

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December 5, 2019

Wildfires Drive California Maintenance Higher

California housing activity experiences notable growth in wildfire-impacted regions. Verisk analyzes increases in housing activity in these areas.

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October 30, 2019

Kincade, Tick, and Getty Fires spread damage in California

Three major wildfires caused damage and widespread evacuations in California. Verisk has preliminary analysis of the risk distribution in affected ZIP codes.

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September 16, 2019

Verisk 2019 wildfire risk analysis highlights evolving peril

Verisk’s 2019 wildfire risk analysis shows ongoing elevated activity in the western United States and Canada, backed by data from Verisk’s FireLine tool.

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September 11, 2019

Walker, Red Bank incidents lead California wildfire surge

Wildfire activity is intensifying in the western United States, including the Walker and Red Bank fires in California. Verisk FireLine is guiding analysis.

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August 30, 2019

Firefighters gain ground on Wyoming’s Pedro Mountain Fire

The Pedro Mountain Fire surpassed 12,000 acres and destroyed four structures in Wyoming; Verisk’s FireLine wildfire risk management tool is guiding analysis.

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August 13, 2019

Museum Fire scars national parkland near Flagstaff, Arizona

The Museum Fire consumed nearly 2,000 acres in the area of Arizona’s Coconino National Forest. Verisk’s FireLine guided the analysis of wildfire risk factors.

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June 25, 2019

Constant innovation keeps insurers ahead of wildfire risk

Assessing wildfire risk to properties takes deep, diverse data, plus sophisticated analytics and scientific methods in an ecosystem of constant innovation.