According to the NOAA, in 2021, there were 58,733 wildfires in the United States, which burned over 7 million acres. As you can imagine, increasing wildfire risk has caused premiums to skyrocket for many homeowners in wildfire-prone areas. The problem has become serious enough that in October, the California Department of Insurance mandated discounts for insureds who engage in wildfire risk mitigation.

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Brittney Meredith-Miller

Brittney Meredith-Miller is assistant editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. She can be reached at [email protected]

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