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Claims for loss due to Wildfires or Forest Fires

Although many wildfires are caused by natural occurrences such as lightening strikes, some fires can be caused by human error. In such cases, wildfire lawsuits can be filed so that victims of wildfire accidents can recover their losses.


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Wildfire Complaints

In some cases, wildfires can be caused by problems with utility company equipment, such as power lines or overheated equipment. In other cases, controlled burns can quickly get out of control, threatening the property and safety of people who live nearby. Finally, human error, such as leaving a campfire burning or tossing a lit cigarette butt can cause massive fire devastation.

Damage linked to wildfires include extensive property damage, personal injury and, in some cases, death.

Wildfire Lawsuits

In San Diego on June 12, 2012, a $27 million settlement was reached between San Diego Gas & Electric and the City of San Diego in a lawsuit concerning two 2007 wildfires. The fires, known as the Witch Creek and Guejito fires, resulted in more than 1,300 homes being destroyed and two deaths. Ranches and farms were also destroyed. Meanwhile, San Diego Gas & Electric is settling personal claims related to the fires. So far, the utility has settled claims for around $1.5 billion, but that number could grow to more than $2 billion. Investigators blamed the fire on the utility company's power lines.

WildfireIn Salt Lake City, a lawsuit was filed by approximately 100 property owners against Rocky Mountain Power, alleging the utility company was responsible for one of Utah's largest wildfires, which started in June 2012. The fire caused damage to more than 50 cabins and houses and resulted in one death. According to the lawsuit, arcing between power transmission lines set off the fire.

Meanwhile, residents in Colorado are waiting to hear when they will receive compensation for a wildfire that damaged more than 20 homes and left three people dead. An insurance lawsuit has already been filed and must be completed before residents receive compensation. That wildfire, which happened earlier this year, was reportedly started when a controlled burn that was started by state firefighters got out of control.

In Texas, three victims of a wildfire filed a lawsuit against Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, alleging the company is responsible for a fire that destroyed more than 1,500 homes and killed two people in August 2012.

Wildfire Loss Legal Help

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LA Wildfire Explodes to 20,000 Acres
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July 25, 2016
Santa Clara, CA: New evacuation orders were issued over the weekend for a wildfire in the Santa Clarita Valley area that has grown to more than 20,000 acres. The fire now threatens hundreds of homes in Sand and Placerita canyon areas.

Alberta Wildfires Dubbed “The Beast” Still Burning Out of Control
Alberta Wildfires Dubbed “The Beast” Still Burning Out of Control
May 9, 2016
Fort McMurray, AB: It’s been a tough week for Canada, a devastating week for Alberta and a horror for those displaced from the oil hub of Fort McMurray, after a massive wildfire, the dimensions of which have never before been seen, swept through their community and sent no fewer than 88,000 people fleeing for their lives.


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