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August 13, 2018

Mendocino Complex Fire, California’s largest, keeps burning

Verisk's FireLine categorized more than 99 percent of the Mendocino Complex Fire area as at risk, with over 94 percent at high or extreme risk.

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August 1, 2018

Slow progress reported against destructive Carr Fire

FireLine, Verisk’s wildfire risk management tool, is guiding analysis of risk factors seen within the Carr Fire’s perimeter. FireLine categorized more than 99 percent of…

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July 17, 2018

Multiple wildfires scorch U.S. West; 300 structures destroyed

Just four of the dozens of wildfires burning across the western United States have consumed nearly a quarter million acres, killed one person, and destroyed more than 300…

416 Fire
June 26, 2018

416 Fire’s spread resumes as dry conditions build

The 416 Fire approached 35,000 acres as it spread along the west side of State Route 550 north of Durango, Colorado. Rainfall temporarily slowed the fire’s growth, but…

Ute Park Fire Burning
June 15, 2018

Ute Park Fire threat diminishes despite dry weather

The Ute Park Fire approached 37,000 acres in size as it burned an area along U.S. 64 in Colfax County, New Mexico. The fire started near the highway between Eagle Nest…

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June 4, 2018

Tinder Fire launches wildfire season, burns Arizona parkland

FireLine, Verisk’s wildfire risk management tool, guided analysis of risk factors seen within the Tinder Fire’s perimeter. Verisk determined that areas considered to be…

Satellite Image Of Thomas Fire
December 12, 2017

Still-raging Thomas Fire proves tough challenge for firefighters

Using FireLine—Verisk’s wildfire risk management tool—to analyze risk factors seen within the Thomas Fire’s perimeter, Verisk has determined that areas considered to be…

Air Attack On The Thomas Fire
December 8, 2017

California's December wildfires: Assessing the risk

To get a preliminary view of risk within the wildfire-affected areas of California, we used FireLine—Verisk’s wildfire risk management tool.

Devastation From California Wildfires
November 17, 2017

AIR updates insured loss estimates for California wildfires

Verisk’s AIR Worldwide has updated its loss estimates for the recent California Wildfires after analyzing findings from its damage survey conducted during the week of…

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October 27, 2017

AIR estimates losses for California wildfires

Verisk's AIR Worldwide estimates that industry insured losses from the Tubbs, Pocket, Nuns, Atlas, Redwood, and Sulphur fires in California will be between $2 to $3…

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October 19, 2017

California’s wildfires: A preliminary view of insured loss

To get a preliminary view of risk within the wildfire-affected areas in California, Verisk used FireLine—our wildfire risk management tool – to analyze two of the largest…

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July 12, 2017

Key findings from the 2017 Verisk wildfire risk analysis

California emerged from a long drought only to plunge into a heightened wildfire season. In fact, wildfires are up in many of the 13 wildfire-prone states Verisk analyzed…

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April 10, 2017

Human activity dramatically increases the duration of wildfire season

According to a report published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, "human-ignited wildfires accounted for 84 percent of all wildfires,…

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December 13, 2016

Why was Gatlinburg destroyed?

Catastrophic wildfires claimed 14 lives and destroyed nearly 1,700 homes in Gatlinburg, Tenn., in early December 2016. By the time of the wildfire, Eastern Tennessee was…

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October 7, 2016

U.S. Fire Administrator Ernest Mitchell on WUI risk

One of the central topics facing the fire service is the fact that trends indicate fire risk has been growing in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).

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