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Wildfire and insurance Committee considers safety, insurance discounts

A plume of smoke from an extreme wildfire.
Thalia Dockery
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Presentation by Dr. Brandon Collins of UC Berkeley to the Joint Hearing Insurance and Select Committee on Wildfire Prevention on October 9.
Creek Fire extreme behavior.

The State Assembly Insurance Committee’s select committee on wildfire prevention met in Santa Rosa Monday to discuss wildfire insurance. Members of three panels testified about how mitigation measures like home hardening can be used to bring down rates or keep consumers insured; and how the insurance market should be regulated.

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Sarah Reith came to Mendocino County in 2008 and worked as a reporter and freelancer, joining KZYX as a community news reporter in 2017. She became the KZYX News Director in March, 2023.