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Wildfire challenges, risk reduction examined in new report

Posted: Oct. 29, 2020

The September 2020 Wildfire Risk report looks at new wildfire challenges, loss statistics and risk reduction methods.

The 2020 wildfire season has already burned over 7 million acres in the U.S. Responding to these fires is challenging, not only because of COVID-19 but also the number and size of the fires. Recovery may also be more challenging.

CoreLogic's September 2020 Wildfire Risk report highlights wildfire challenges, new ways to examine risk and losses, and methods to reduce the losses.

Top 10 cities potential loss from wildfire

The report lists the 10 cities with the highest rate of potential single-family home loss from wildfire:

  1. Los Angeles, California
  2. Riverside, California
  3. San Diego, California
  4. Sacramento, California
  5. Austin, Texas
  6. San Francisco, California
  7. Denver, Colorado
  8. Thousand Oaks, California
  9. ruckee, California
  10. San Antonio, Texas

The report also identifies areas where multiple family housing units may be at greater risk of loss.

No one can predict what the future may bring, but with the knowledge of risk, tools to combat challenges ahead and grit to work together, communities can pave a path towards a safer tomorrow.

This article is based on content in the
Oct. 29, 2020 InfoGram.

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