The state of California has decided to act on the recommendations of a Blue Ribbon Commission established Nov. 2, 2003, to review efforts to fight the 2003 wildfires and provide guidelines to prevent destruction from future fires. The Southern California fire siege that began on Oct. 21and continued though Nov. 7, 2003, was the most devastating fire event in the state’s history. Five counties were involved in the federal disaster declaration, 739,597 acres burned, 24 people died, and damages exceeded $4 billion.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free
PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader.


  • All news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including and

Already have an account?



Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join now!

  • Unlimited access to - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including, and
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360

Copyright © 2022 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.