fire-prone areas News

Report: California Encourages Rebuilding in Fire-Prone Areas

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California state and local officials are encouraging rebuilding in areas destroyed by wildfires at a time when people should be redirected away from those areas if the state wants to reduce the economic and human impact …

Court Rules California FAIR Plan Can Offer Only Fire Insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A fund that offers only fire insurance to California residents in wildfire-prone areas can’t be required to provide coverage for other hazards such as flooding or theft, a judge ruled this week. Superior Court Judge Mary Strobel …