Monday, November 24, 2008

Wildfire news, November 24

Fire in Hawaii is out

The fire on the island of Lanai is now declared out, thanks to 0.65 inches of rain over a 12-hour period. The 1,000 acre fire, previously covered by Wildfire Today, caused 600 people to begin evacuating the island in boats.

What You Need to Know about Filing a Wildfire Insurance Claim

HERE is an article that has some tips about dealing with insurance companies, for homeowners whose homes have burned in a wildfire.

Private fire crews

It is becoming more common to see private firefighting companies provided by insurance companies protecting expensive homes threatened by large wildfires. Wildfire Today covered this phenomenon earlier, but the LA Times has an article about how this worked during the recent fires in southern California.

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