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Estimated Losses From Woolsey, Hill, And Camp Brush Fires: Nine Billion And Still Growing

The State Insurance Commissioner says this fall’s deadly brush fires in Northern and Southern California have caused $9 billion dollars in losses. The three fires were the deadliest and costliest in the state’s history.

88 deaths have been confirmed, with 85 from the Camp Fire in Northern California, and three from the Woolsey Fire in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

The losses include seven billion dollars from the Camp Fire and two billion from the Woolsey and Hill Fires. About 10,500 homes were destroyed by the three wildfires, and nearly 18,000 damaged.

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says those numbers include the actual insured losses reported by insurers as of now, and they are expected to rise as more claims are filed.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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