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As California Wildfire Seasons Get More Destructive, It’s Harder To Find Fire Insurance




Firefighters look at what is left of a home at Viento Way after several homes were burned out by the Hillside fire in San Bernardino, California on October 31, 2019.
Firefighters look at what is left of a home at Viento Way after several homes were burned out by the Hillside fire in San Bernardino, California on October 31, 2019.
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It’s been a little over a year since the Woolsey fire which blazed through Malibu, eastern Ventura County and the Santa Monica Mountains, taking down nearly 1,600 structures.

Woolsey has been part of a larger trend of destructive wildfire seasons in California. And as wildfires get worse, people are having a tougher time finding fire insurance and many are being dropped by their insurers. 

What do renters and homeowners need to know about fire insurance? Why have insurers become more reticent to provide coverage? How do insurers determine risk, and is their anything consumers can do to protect themselves? 

We get a primer with Eric Einhorn, a fire insurance agent who specializes in homes in hazard fire areas. 

Call us with your questions at 866-893-5722.

Guest:

Eric Einhorn, owner and agent with Einhorn Insurance, which specializes in insuring homes in hazard fire areas