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Recovering from the California wildfires. Preliminary estimates of the damages from insured losses attributed to the Camp and Woolsey fires in California range from $9 billion to $13 billion, according to RMS. (Photo: Shutterstock)

One question has arisen across California in recent years: can we call it “wildfire season” if it goes on for much of the year? According to The Weather Channel, wildfire season for much of California has traditionally been May through October. However, experts are now saying that wildfire season is no longer a season, but a risk present to Californians throughout the year.

After wildfires roared through California’s Wine Country last year to the tune of approximately $9 billion in insurance claims, 2018 did not leave California residents and business owners with a reprieve. In November, the Camp Fire destroyed nearly 15,000 homes and businesses across Northern California.

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