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wildfire damage Burned-out homes and a vehicle stands in Paradise, California, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Editor’s note: The number of fatalities from California’s Camp Fire totaled 79 as of 7:28 a.m. local time Tuesday, November 20, 2018, according to the Cal Fire firefighting agency. Cal Fire also reported the blaze has destroyed 12,637 residences, 483 commercial and 3,718 other buildings. For more information, see Cal Fire Incident Information.

The ongoing California wildfires are expected to become one of the costliest wildfire catastrophe-insured loss events ever for the property & casualty insurance industry.

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Jayleen R. Heft

Jayleen Heft is the digital content editor for PropertyCasualty360.com. Contact her at [email protected]

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