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Carr, Mendocino Complex Fire Insurance Claims Top $845 Million: Commissioner



    Firefighters Find Undamaged US Flag, Lower it to Half Staff

    Alameda Country firefighters came across an undamaged U.S. flag at a cemetery in Northern Calif. They decided to lower it to half staff to honor the two firefighters killed in the Carr fire. (Published Friday, Aug. 3, 2018)

    California's insurance commissioner says victims of the state's two largest wildfires this year have filed more than 10,000 claims so far totaling $845 million.

    Commissioner David Jones said Thursday that the two Northern California fires destroyed or damaged a combined 8,800 homes and 329 businesses.

    The fires also damaged 800 vehicles and caused other property damage.

    A spark from a flat tire started a fire near Redding that killed eight people. The Mendocino Complex Fire destroyed property in three counties.

    See the Size of the Mendocino Fire

    With more than 283,000 acres burned, the Mendocino Complex Fire in Northern California is now the biggest-ever in the state. But how big is it, in relation to places you recognize? Use the map below to explore the size of the fire on top of your city, state, or zip code.

    Source: US Geological Survey
    Credit: Peter Andringa/NBC

    Jones previously said insurers received 45,000 claims totaling more than $11.8 billion for damage from wildfires in 2017.

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