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New Forecast for Fire Season

The Predictive Services section of the National Interagency Fire Center has released its wildfire activity forecast for the 2017 season. From June through to September, seasonal fire risk peaks with warm temperatures and decreased rainfall during the summer, which will leave much of the west vulnerable to devastating bush and wildfires this year...
June 7, 2017

The Predictive Services section of the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) has released its wildfire activity forecast for the 2017 season. From June through to September, seasonal fire risk peaks with warm temperatures and decreased rainfall during the summer, which will leave much of the west vulnerable to devastating bush and wildfires this year.

According to the report, California and the western portion of the Great Basin are experiencing abundant grass growth, arid conditions, and drought patterns that could prove to be fire-friendly in the coming months. While the data suggests fire is likely, many homeowners and businesses may be unaware of the fire perils they are predicted to face — and may not be seeking adequate insurance protection from this rising threat. The Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Institute says wildfires can cause hundreds of millions of dollars of losses.


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