Insurance Claims from the Camp, Woolsey and Hill Fires Expected to Rise from the Present $9 Billion

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones talks about the costs of recent wildfires during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Insurance claims from last month's California wildfires already are at $9 billion and expected to increase, the state's insurance commissioner announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)


Insurance claims from three California wildfires are currently at nine-billion dollars and are expected to climb higher. The state’s insurance commissioner announced yesterday about seven-billion are from the Camp Fire, and the rest for the Woolsey and Hill fires that burned in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Collectively, the three fires destroyed or damaged over 20-thousand structures, with the majority in and around Paradise in Butte County. There are over 28-thousand claims for residential property, almost two-thousand for commercial and about nine-thousand-500 in auto and other claims.