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CAT response services: Wildfires continue to blaze across the west

Several western states continue to battle wildfires—setting records while burning millions of acres and destroying thousands of buildings.

California Over 8,700 wildfires have burned over 4.1 million acres this year, destroying more than 9,200 structures. Currently, there are more than 6,700 firefighters on the frontlines of 19 wildfires—12 of which are major incidents. Additionally, some California communities, including parts of Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties, are now at high risk for deadly mudslides.

Colorado The East Troublesome Fire, the fourth-largest wildfire in the state's history, has exploded sixfold in size in just 24 hours, growing to about 125,600 acres this morning. The fire has reached Rocky Mountain National Park, forcing hundreds to evacuate. Firefighters are also fighting seven other fires across the state.

Oregon Recent rain and cooler weather have helped lower fire danger. As of Monday, the Oregon Department of Forestry is still closely monitoring six major fires, down from 17 in early September. There have been 2,027 fires across Oregon and 1.2 million acres burned this fire season. More than 4,000 homes have been destroyed along with 1,400 other structures.

Utah Firefighters are battling two human-caused wildfires: the Range Fire and the Fire Canyon Fire. The Range Fire, which sparked near Utah's Provo Canyon, has burned 3,450 acres and was only 10% contained, as of Monday.The Fire Canyon Fire in Summit County burned 1,460 acres and was 35% contained as of Monday evening. State officials said dangerous fire conditions will continue.

We're here to support you Sedgwick would like to ensure that our clients know we are here to help. Our wildfire response experts, including engineers, fire investigators and environmental professionals, quickly and accurately assess claims. Our wildfire response services include soot and smoke damage inspections, fire investigation services, repair design and consulting and forensic engineering services. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our property team listed below.

To report claims, contact our CAT intake center for immediate setup and assignment. P. 800.479.9188 E.

Danny Miller
executive vice president, operations

John Gragson
senior vice president, catastrophe

Gail Oliver
senior vice president, sales and marketing

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