A vehicle drives through smoke from a wildfire near Pulga, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
California’s insurance claims from last November’s deadly fires are some of the highest ever in state history. Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara says over eleven-billion dollars in claims have been filed with most of them coming from the Camp Fire.
Lara calls the situation unprecedented while also noting there were over 12-billion fire-related insurance claims all last year. He’s also confident insurance companies will pay out all claims to fire victims to help them recover. The Camp Fire wiped out almost all of Paradise, leaving 86 dead and thousands of homes destroyed.