Dangerous Health Effects from California Wildfire Smoke

A California wildfire is a dangerous event that creates very real and dangerous health effects. How much smoke that a community or individual may experience depends on many different factors, including the fire’s fuel source, weather conditions, and wind direction. The fine particles that wildfire smoke puts into the air are the biggest health concern because they are […]

Causes of California Wildfires

There is much more to the cause of California wildfires than just hot and dry conditions. Heat, drought and high winds are major contributors, but the actual cause usually relates to some sort of ignition while those conditions persist. The percentages vary slightly by region, but in general people are responsible for about 95% of […]

How the California Wildfires Affect Our Air Quality

So far California has had more than than 60 wildfires of various sizes. One of the worst consequences of these wildfires is the air quality. Noxious air from the thick smoke produced by wildfires can travel hundreds of miles from the source. Some government officials are calling for cities to build clean-air centers – safe-zones where residents […]

How to File a California Fire Insurance Claim

Filing a file insurance claim is a detailed process that requires the homeowner or renter to evaluate all losses. Insurance claims adjusters also regularly look for details that could result in the company making a minimal offer to settle a claim, which is actually a practice that occurs whether the fire is an isolated incident […]