California is the state with the most wildfires in 2013, according to Chubb. The California Rim fire was the most expensive wildfire in the west and the third largest in California history, costing $127,350,000.
See the infographic below for the rest of the top 5 states for wildfires in 2013, and to read some tips from Chubb on how to protect property in a wildfire-prone area.
Wildfires often begin quietly and then spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and even homes. You can reduce your risk by following these tips.
Before a Wildfire Occurs: Home Construction
Create Easy Access
- Post your house address so that it is readily visible from the street.
- Clear driveways of flammable vegetation for 10 feet on both sides and free overhanging obstructions for a height of 15 feet.
- Long driveways should have turnaround areas suitable for large fire equipment.
When Wildfire Approaches: