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Fire insurance: 3 things to do if your home is damaged by fire

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| Dealing with the loss of a home is heartbreaking enough, but for homeowners who are already struggling, there's another complication: navigating their fire insurance policies.

Dos and don'ts of going home and cleaning up after a wildfire

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Even after evacuation orders are lifted, there are still precautions you should take to keep yourself safe.

These 5 things can (hopefully) keep your house from burning down

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Most homes that burn during a wildfire are ignited by embers landing on the roof, through vents or on decks and porches. Here are some things you can do to make your home more resilient.

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What you should have in your emergency bag

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What should be in my go bag? “Things you cannot live without,” said Capt. Erica Arteseros of San Francisco’s Fire Department.

How to get notified about fire evacuations in your area

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Each county in Southern California has its own way of doing things. Here’s a list of emergency alert systems to sign up for so you’ll always be in the know.

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Driving a car during an earthquake

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The Ride figures out what to do if you're in motion when the Big One, or even a small one, strikes.

What should go in your earthquake emergency kit?

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A refresher on how to stock your “go bag" with critical supplies — before disaster hits.

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How to prepare your home before fire strikes

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What to do inside and outside a home that could help keep you, your family and your property safe.

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