Lessons from the recent Clover fire

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I don’t know what those lessons might be, really. Wildland fire burns chaotically, and it skips some homes, and levels others.
From Google Street View perhaps last Fall, this home looks fairly fire safe, all things considered. No brush or trees around it. Good access from the main road. Downhill and unseen here, there’s an in ground swimming pool with cool deck and palm trees. It looked well protected enough. Better than a lot of homes we see.
Fire2Fire1You can identify the house from the fountain. Yes, that’s the boat burned, in the foreground.
I guess the lesson is to have insurance, because fire is just unpredictable. Our most sincere condolences to this homeowner, and the many others who lost their homes in this big fire. Erin wanted me to add, we didn’t just go there looking at burned houses. We were there on real estate related business in that area. And it really is terribly sad.Fire3Over 8000 acres burned. 68 homes gone. 1 life lost. Fire is serious business in the Northstate.
Fire4The Clover fire, as seen from my front door in Redding Sept 9, some 20 miles away. It seemed to just explode. Here’s what it looked like from inside a firetruck cab:

Below, the typical Fire Regulation Disclosure we Realtors must give to home buyers in our region. Something to take seriously. Because even this may not be enough.
Fire Regulation DisclosureThe Shasta Association of Realtors contributed $2400 to help fire victims. Among other things, it went toward tools and supplies that victims can use to help recover anything they can from the fire.

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