8,400 Buildings Destroyed in California Fires

  November 3, 2017

By Ryan Berlin

The number of buildings destroyed by October’s California wildfires has been boosted again, to 8,400 from 7,700, according to Fox 26 news. That's up from nearly 7,000 homes and other structures that were reported destroyed a day earlier by the fires that hit wine country and other areas north of San Francisco

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant said assessment is nearly done, but the number will rise as the workers get to areas that have been difficult for them to reach

The wildfires broke out Oct. 8 in a large area north of San Francisco in and around the state's famed wine country. California's insurance commissioner said preliminary estimates of wildfire losses that started Oct. 8 exceed $1 billion and that the figure is expected to rise. The fires killed 42.


This Quick Read was submitted by Ryan Berlin, managing editor of Facility Maintenance Decisions, ryan.berlin@tradepressmedia.com. Read more about fire safety and protection and fire safety in buildings.


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