Wildfires generates more than 1,700 insurance claims

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. Policyholders who have suffered losses as a result of the Southern California wildfires should contact their insurance agents at the following phone numbers: — Auto Club, (800) 67-CLAIM; — Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, (866) 456-3108; — Mercury Insurance, (888) 313-6372; — Safeco, (800) 332-3226; LOS ANGELES — The wildfires raging throughout Southern California have generated 1,760 insurance claims so far, the Insurance Information Network of California said today. More than 1,100 structures have been destroyed in the fires. By the time the wildfires are extinguished, insurance claims could reach $500 million, the nonprofit insurance information group said. The 1991 Oakland Hills fire remains the state’s most destructive brush fire, burning down 2,900 homes and resulting in $1.7 billion in insurance claims. “We’re not yet done with these very unpredictable fires, which will clearly cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and are likely to reach at least $500 million in insured losses,” said Candysse Miller, executive director of the Insurance Information Network of California. — State Farm, (800) SF-CLAIM; and — Travelers, (800) CLAIM-33.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more