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Homes Nationwide at Big Risk of Wildfire

According to a recent analysis performed by Verisk Analytics, more than 4.5 million homes nationwide are at extreme risk for wildfires in the U.S. The analysis comes near the close of the 2013 fire season; the most destructive wildfire season in Colorado history marked by one of the largest burns on record in California, which […]

Increase of Homes Nationwide At-Risk for Wildfire

According to a recent Claims Journal online article, the number of homes at risk for wildfires is on the rise in the U.S. The study comes near the close of a 2013 fire season that saw the most destructive fire in Colorado history, marked one of the largest burns on record in California, caused the […]

Wildfire Mitigation Losing Steam; Senators Push FEMA for Answers

Several U.S. Senators, including Colorado Democrat Michael Bennet, are pushing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for details on its plans to mitigate fires. Senators are requesting that FEMA spell out funding obstacles for current mitigation programs so that representatives can better address those obstacles via the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. Claims Journal […]

Prevention Funding Slashed Amid Dangerous Wildfire Season

The federal government’s main program for wildfire prevention is losing steam despite the chronic and catastrophic wildfire conditions that are ongoing across the West. The blame ironically falls on a budget crisis associated with high costs battling existing blazes across the U.S. Funds normally spent on the removal of dead trees and flammable underbrush are […]

Hayman Fire: A Decade Later…

From Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association May 31, 2012: “Next Friday marks one decade since the Hayman Fire ignited southwest of Denver and northwest of Colorado Springs on June 8, 2002, and became the largest fire in the state’s history.” In the next few days the 10 year anniversary of the Hayman fire, which consumed 138,000 acres of Colorado […]