Report: $189 Billion in western U.S. properties located in high wildfire potential zones

Blog Post created by hyltonhaynes Employee on Oct 21, 2013


The Huffington Post (October 10, 2013) reported that the number of homes at risk from wildfires in western US jumped 62 percent in the past year as more properties were developed in fire-prone areas, according to a report released last week.


According to new report that was recently released by CoreLogic Inc. about 1.2 million homes valued at more than $189 billion are located in high to very high wildfire potential zones in several western states.



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: Residential exposure for the western U.S. by wildfire risk category (Corelogic, Inc. 2013)


This report  comes near the end of the current fire season that saw the most destructive fire in Colorado history (Black Forest Fire ), marked one of the largest burns on record in California (Rim Fire ), caused the deaths of 33 firefighters (Yarnell Hill Fire  and others) and strained USDA Forest Service firefighting resources.

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