County Wildfire Loss Lawyer
The largest wildfire that California has seen this year continues to burn, but the light at the end of the tunnel is near. Firefighters have been able to contain The County Fire to 95%, as reported by Cal Fire on July 12 at 7:25 pm. The County Fire has been terrorizing Lake, Napa and Yolo counties since June 30. For two weeks now, the blaze has been wreaking havoc and displacing residents. As evacuation orders lift, homeowners are now dealing with the aftermath. Not being able to return home or returning to find your home damaged is devastating. The thought of then having to file an insurance claim with your homeowners’ insurance company can seem overwhelming. You don’t have to do it alone, the County wildfire loss attorneys at Wildfire Trial Lawyers are available to help. We can walk you through your claims process and discuss alternative avenues for receiving compensation for your losses.
Facts on the County Fire
Hundreds of firefighters have been battling the County Fire that began on June 30 in Guinda, 45 miles northwest of Sacramento. As reported by Cal Fire, there were 2,115 personnel, 177 engines, 51 water tenders, 18 helicopters, 51 hand crews and 50 dozers assigned to the County Fire. Low humidity and rising temperatures these past weeks have not helped in the efforts to contain the blaze as winds pushed it west into Lake and Napa counties. Firefighters are making the most progress in the evening hours when the humidity rises, according to Cal Fire. Dry vegetation and steep terrain have also been culprits in the destructive fire’s expansion, leading it to burn over 90,000 acres so far. More than 2,000 people were told to evacuate for safety.
As of Wednesday, fire officials have reportedly discovered the root cause of the County Fire was an improperly installed electric livestock fence. The owner of the said fence has been cited under Public Resources Code section 4421, for burning of lands of another, according to a news release from Cal Fire. The identity of the faulty fence’s owner was not disclosed.
The wildfire has consumed 20 structures and damaged three more. Mandatory evacuations that uprooted the many inhabitants of the counties affected have been lifted so residents are now having to deal with the damage.
Call Our Experienced County Wildfire Lawyers
Dealing with the aftermath of a wildfire is awful, to say the least. It’s overwhelming, you’re trying to pick up the pieces, and you need to handle filing your insurance claim right away. Avoid taking on this complicated and lengthy process alone. With our extensive knowledge and experience in negotiating wildfire insurance claims, the lawyers at Wildfire Trial Lawyers can help you with your claims process.
We will handle the claim on your behalf and fight for compensation for your total losses. We will also protect you from accepting an offer that is less than what your claim is worth. There are other routes for receiving compensation to discuss with us as well. Victims of the County Fire may have the right to pursue a civil claim against the person reliable for causing the fire.