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Anti-concurrent causation language in a policy could apply to landslides, mudslides and water exclusions. (Photo: Thinkstock)

In 2015, more than 9 million acres were burned in the United States as a result of wildfires. The National Interagency Fire Center reports that significant fire potential was normal across most of the United States for the first few months of 2016, with above normal potential in the Great Lakes states, the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, and the Hawaiian Islands in March and April.

Late in 2015, global risk and reinsurance specialist Guy Carpenter estimated that insured losses for the year due to wildfires could reach $1.75 billion.

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