Recent rains have lowered, not eliminated, fire danger in the San Bernardino Mountains and valley
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Officials Mark '03, '07 Wildfire Anniversaries
Boulder County relaxes building rules for Fourmile Fire victims
Insurance Denied to Fire-Safety Pioneer
Allstate will pay $10 million over improper use of software
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IDYLLWILD: Firefighters remember anniversary of Esperanza blaze
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The Santa Ana winds that typically swirl through the San Bernardino Valley and mountains this time of the year drove the devastating wildfires of the past decade that laid waste to large swaths of forest, destroyed homes and disrupted the lives of thousands of families. Friday marked the three-year anniversary of the the Slide and Grass Valley fires in the Lake Arrowhead area and Monday was the seventh anniversary of the Old Fire, which started in Waterman Canyon and burned 91,281 acres of brush and timber and destroyed 983 homes.
SAN DIEGO -- Officials from around San Diego County gathered in Rancho Bernardo Thursday morning to remember anniversaries of the 2003 and 2007 wildfires.
The Cedar Fire in October 2003 killed 15 people and destroyed hundreds of homes. Just four years later, in 2007, San Diegans were hit yet again. Several wildfires, most notably the Witch Fire and Harris Fire, burned through hundreds of thousands of acres and turned house after house into rubble. It prompted the largest evacuation in the city's history.
The Boulder County commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to relax land use codes for Fourmile Fire victims who want to rebuild their homes.
The code changes will give people whose houses burned in the blaze up to two years to apply for permits to rebuild essentially the same house they lost, in the same location, without going through the county's rigorous site plan review process.
About the last person you'd expect to have trouble getting his fire insurance renewed would be the man who drafted the first wildfire protection plan for the Arrowhead Communities Fire Safe Council and who keeps his property cleared of vegetation in careful compliance with county standards.
Welcome to the unpredictable world of home insurance, San Bernardino Mountains style, where irony abounds.
Allstate Corp., the parent of Allstate Insurance Co., agreed to pay $10 million and institute new procedures after improperly using software for handling claims. The payment settles a multistate investigation, regulators said Monday.
The settlement by the Northbrook, Ill.-based company ends an 18-month National Association of Insurance Commissioners “market conduct examination” of the insurer’s practices for handling bodily injury claims after auto accidents.
Firefighters throughout the Inland region will offer a moment of silence today to recognize the fourth anniversary of the Esperanza Wildfire that killed five firefighters north of Idyllwild.
The Oct. 26, 2006 arson-set blaze began at the base of Mt. San Jacinto, near Cabazon, and spread up Highway 243. The crew of Engine 57 was defending an octagon house at 7:57 a.m. when flames swept over the engine, killing four firefighters at the scene and burning a fifth firefighter on more than 80 percent of his body.