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Insurance Claims from California Wildfires Hit $9 Billion

Insurance claims from last month's California wildfires are already at $9 billion.

Posted: Dec 12, 2018 4:50 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Insurance claims from last month's California wildfires are already at $9 billion, according to State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. 

He also said that the number is likely to rise. 

Of the $9 billion, around $7 billion of those claims have come from those affected by the Camp Fire. The rest comes from the Woolsey and Hill Fires in Southern California. 

There are more than 28,000 claims for residential personal property, nearly 2,000 from commercial property and 9,400 in auto and other claims for the fires. 

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