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The fires in California cost a billion dollars, according to Aon



August 13, 2018 09:45

Fire Carr that presently occurring in the american city of Redding, in the state of California, will add up to a billion dollars and more, believes the firm Aon Benfield in its report, Global Catastrophe Recap for the month of July. It is one of the fires larger and more destructive of the history of California.

Since the July 23, more than 165, 000 acres of land have been damaged or destroyed and more than 1,800 structures have been affected, including nearly a thousand homes. An analysis of Guy Carpenter, says that 27 000 persons have been evacuated, and the american media report that six people lost their lives. The agency Cal Fire, cited by Guy Carpenter, however, indicates that the fire is in containment to less than 27 %.

Ideal conditions for fires

According to Aon, ” a combination of very hot air, humidity levels, relatively low and very dry soil conditions have led to ideal conditions for wildfires on the west coast of the United States during the month of July “.

These conditions ensure that the fire continues to pose a threat to some structures. “The fire continues to threaten several active structures related to electricity and communications, and evacuation notices remain in place,” says Guy Carpenter.

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