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Deadly and destructive wildfires have destroyed or damaged thousands of homes and businesses across the globe, and have caused billions of dollars in insured losses in recent years.

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Burned vehicles sit in front of a wildfire-ravaged home, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

In response to July’s deadly Carr wildfires that have destroyed or damaged at least a thousand homes in northern California, state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has set in place several initiatives to help assist and protect survivors in the recovery process.

The first action is a notice requesting insurers expedite claims handling procedures for wildfire damage claims, also requesting flexibility with deadlines and documentation requirements, which should result in more timely payments to policyholders.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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