Insurance policies belonging to the Montana man who started the 2012 Corral fire likely won’t be enough to cover the damage to surrounding properties.
Attorneys tell the Independent Record in a story on Saturday that Robert Fitte has about $1.3 million in coverage to be divided among more than 30 people who suffered losses.
Fitte started the fire to burn slash from a 70-foot tree he cut down to protect his home-based business and home.
Fitte had a burning permit and says he took steps to put the fire out.
The Corral fire spread two days later when high winds sent out a spark from the remnants of the fire on June 26, 2012.
The fire burned about a week, growing to 3 square miles and destroying four homes.
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