In Colorado last month, the Black Forest Fire became the state’s most destructive, destroying nearly 500 homes. Although official loss numbers have not yet been released, the state’s insurance association says the blaze may cost insurers more than $100 ­million.

“Adjusters have been in the process of compiling losses for several weeks now, and with about 486 homes burned according to El Paso County, it certainly is the most destructive in [state] history in terms of structures burned in one fire,” Carole Walker, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA), reports. “Initial estimates show that damage can be upwards of $100 million in losses.”

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