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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.

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May 31, 2019

Winds steer Alberta’s Chuckegg Creek Fire away from town

FireLine, Verisk’s wildfire risk management tool, is guiding analysis of risk factors within the perimeter of the Chuckegg Creek Fire in Alberta, Canada.

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May 14, 2019

Fighting wildfire with fire and fuel reduction

Wildfires need three things—conducive weather, a source of ignition, and a supply of fuel.

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May 8, 2019

Growing wildfire exposure feeds need to grasp risk factors

A record 2018 wildfire season in California, with signals suggesting more of the same to come, is driving insurers to seek better risk assessment tools.

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February 11, 2019

California wildfire destruction aligns with identified risks

Property destruction from the November 2018 Camp and Woolsey Fires in California shows a strong correlation with areas identified as at risk by FireLine®, Verisk’s…

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November 13, 2018

Raging California wildfires burn thousands of properties

Wildfires in California surpassed 215,000 acres burned as of November 12, destroying thousands of structures, forcing mass evacuations, and reportedly causing 43…

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November 9, 2018

Special Hazard Zones capture wildfire risk beyond the flames

When wildfires hit populated areas, flames may not be the only cause of insured loss. Beyond the perimeter of a fire, smoke and ash can damage properties that don’t…

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October 4, 2018

Wyoming fires’ growing footprint threatens hundreds of homes

Wildfires continue to burn near the Wyoming/Colorado border, and the largest, most destructive ones—the Roosevelt, Marten Creek, and Ryan fires—are at various stages of…

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September 27, 2018

California wildfires spark state insurance legislation

Recent record-breaking, destructive California wildfire seasons highlighted insurance issues that drove the introduction of over 17 bills during the 2017–2018 state…

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