Report: Number of homes at risk from wildfire has risen

Report: Number of homes at risk from wildfire has risen

[trib_ndn vid=25246741]SAN DIEGO – The number of homes at risk from wildfire in the western United States jumped over 60 percent in the last year, according to a report released Thursday.

CoreLogic Inc. released the report which examines risk for residential properties.

California wildfires further strain federal budgetRamona, Alpine and Jamul residents are at greatest risk for losing their home to fire in San Diego County, according to the report.  The area has some 4,500 properties valued at $741 million.

Ramona resident Kaleb Palmback said he was not surprised by the findings and continually works on making sure their house is protected.

“We clear more than 100 feet around our house.  We are way too familiar with wildfire,” he explained.

Fire officials said even though the temperatures are cooling off, Southern California is the peak of wildfire season.

Palmbach said he takes the warning seriously.

“I have everything ready to go, so at the last…

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