Wildfire is one of the most challenging and unique perils out there. No state in the US is completely free from wildfire exposure, but in recent years, the 13 western states have become most synonymous with the peril. In 2018, approximately 8,767,492 acres of US land burned through wildfire, marking the sixth highest total since modern historical records began in the mid-1900s.
According to CoreLogic’s ‘2019 Wildfire Risk Report,’ which looks at the amount of properties at risk of a destructive wildfire event in the 13 western states, as well as the associated reconstruction cost value for those structures, the past few years have seen: “not only a continuation of the intense fires and associated destruction of the US, but an escalation of these events.”
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