Figure is more than triple the previous estimate
In this Oct. 9, 2017 file photo, Jim Stites watches part of his neighborhood burn in Fountain Grove, Calif. California’s insurance commissioner said Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 that losses from a series of destructive wildfires now exceed $3.3 billion. Commissioner Dave Jones said Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, that the figure represents claims for homes and businesses insured by 15 major insurers. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP, File)
By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Property damage claims from a series of deadly October wildfires now exceed $3.3 billion, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said Tuesday.