CAT response services: Several wildfires lead to evacuations in the western U.S. - Sedgwick
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CAT response services: Several wildfires lead to evacuations in the western U.S.

Fueled by high temperatures and dry weather, several active wildfires are burning across the western U.S., prompting evacuations along with road and recreation area closures. Red flag warnings and elevated fire weather conditions continue in some areas.


  • Bighorn Fire: This fire, north of Tucson, was caused by a lightning strike. It has burned almost 37 square miles so far and was 40% contained as of Wednesday afternoon.
  • Bush Fire: This fire in Tonto National Forest is the largest active fire in the country and exploded in size to more than 163 square miles. It's only 5% contained.
  • Mangum Fire: This fire in the Kaibab National Forest, north of the Grand Canyon, jumped in size to 88 square miles overnight and is only 3% contained.


  • Avila Fire: This fire has burned about 400 acres near Avila Beach along California's central coast and was about 50% contained as of Wednesday morning.
  • Walker Fire: At least two structures have been destroyed and 50 others threatened in Calaveras County. The fire has burned about 1.7 square miles and was 10% contained as of Wednesday.

Sedgwick would like to ensure that our clients know we are here to help. In addition to our adjusting services, we offer building consulting, contents and inventory solutions, forensic advisory services and engineering to assist you and your insureds. 

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our property team listed below.

Catastrophe contacts:

Barry Lorenz
senior vice president, rocky mountain region
P. 602.330.2883

John Gragson
senior vice president, catastrophe
P. 469.986.7064

Gail Oliver
senior vice president, sales and marketing
P. 302.521.4985

Jim Sylvester
senior vice president, pacific region
P. 214.534.4279

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