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These California Cities May Be At Risk of Wildfires

The wildfire that devastated Paradise is still fresh in everyone's memory but it has only begun as an analysis showed that several other towns and communities in California are at risk of having the same fate as Paradise.

Impoverished towns in the shadow of Mount Shasta. Rustic Gold Rush cities in the Sierra Nevada foothills. High-dollar resort communities on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Ritzy Los Angeles County suburbs. They all could be the next Paradise.
A McClatchy analysis reveals more than 350,000 Californians live in towns and cities that exist almost entirely within “very high fire hazard severity zones” — Cal Fire’s designation for places highly vulnerable to devastating wildfires.

(Image credit: NASA/Wikimedia Commons)


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Oh, they pay! There is a special insurance fund for people who live in high fire risk areas. Last time I checked, it was triple the usual rate.
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My sister-in-law's house in Santa Rosa burned downed although I don't think it was in a fire danger zone. That fire was what I would call a fire hurricane with 80 mph winds if I remember correctly that carried embers for miles.
People who build and love in high fire danger zones need to pay for fire insurance and not count on government to pay for their risky behavior.
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