As the Northwest prepares for an above-normal risk of wildfires this year, residents of Washington state are five times more likely to believe that they’ll be directly impacted by wildfires than they were four years ago, according to a study from PEMCO Insurance.
In 2015, just 5% of Washington residents thought it was extremely likely that a wildfire would directly affect them, according to PEMCO. Today, that number is 25%. Oregon residents, meanwhile, are three times more likely to believe that a wildfire will directly impact them.
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