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California wildfire victims claim $845 million in losses

Posted at 11:24 AM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 14:24:07-04

California’s insurance commissioner says victims of the state’s two largest wildfires this year have filed more than 10,000 claims so far totaling $845 million.
    
Commissioner David Jones said Thursday that the two Northern California fires destroyed or damaged a combined 8,800 homes and 329 businesses.
    
The fires also damaged 800 vehicles and caused other property damage.
    
A spark from a flat tire started a fire near Redding that killed eight people. The Mendocino Complex Fire destroyed property in three counties.
    
Jones previously said insurers received 45,000 claims totaling more than $11.8 billion for damage from wildfires in 2017.