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October Winds and Dry Conditions Fan Wildfire Flames, PCI Says Now is the Time for a Wildfire Reality Check


Winds in Northern California’s Wine Country contributed to several major wildfires in the state that have forced thousands to evacuate. Additionally, there are wildfires raging in Montana, Oregon and Washington.

PCI encourages homeowners and renters who sustain damage from a wildfire to immediately reach out to their agent or insurance company and start the claims process. One phone call starts the road to rebuilding. You can also reach your insurer on their app or company website.

2017 has been a very active wildfire year. The National Interagency Fire Center reports there have been 50,283 fires that burned 8.5 million acres nationally.

Homeowners and renters not impacted by these wildfires should take the time to complete a Wildfire Reality Check to make sure your finances are prepared. Visit and learn how to update your insurance and make a home inventory. These simple steps will make the recovery process much easier.

Share the information and keep the conversation about preparation going! Follow @PCIAA on Twitter using #wildfireprep.