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Fire Insurance Tips

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With the Rock Creek Fire and other fires around the state, the Insurance Commissioner wants you to adopt the Boy Scout motto, "Always be prepared."

If you lose property to a wildfire, first call your insurance company and find out exactly what you have to do. Make sure you follow the steps so it doesn't slow down your claim.

Also, take pictures of the damage before things are cleaned up or repaired. You should have a visual record of the actual damage.

And do not forget to save all receipts, even for temporary repairs.

If you put up a tarp or canvas for protection, save the receipt for that purchase too.

If you have not yet been evacuated but could be, it's a good idea to do a home inventory. List your valuables and take pictures if you can. Store those photos in another location or safely online. This step will speed up any claims.

If you have any questions you can always call the Insurance Commissioner's office at 800-332-6148.

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