SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES & MUDSLIDES
Devastating wildfires raged in Southern California, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their neighborhoods to avoid the flames and prompting state and federal officials to declare a state of emergency for the region.
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Southern California Wildfires – December 2017
- Thomas Fire (Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties)
- Rye Fire (Santa Clarita)
The Thomas Fire, the largest of the six blazes, straddled Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. According to NPR, the fire has burned for more than a week and is considered the largest and most destructive fire in California history. As of Dec. 13, the fire had burned more than 236,000 acres and was reported as only 25% contained.
Other ongoing fires include the Rye Fire in Santa Clarita. More than 150,000 people have faced mandatory evacuation orders as a result of these fires.
Fire officials are investigating the cause of these fires. A recent press release from Southern California Edison revealed that some of the electric utility company’s facilities are the subject of the investigation, which could point to a possible cause.
The California Fire Lawyers is an accomplished legal team consisting of top environmental attorneys with experience taking on the negligent utility companies who cause these devastating blazes. We have successfully recovered more than $650,000,000 for more than 4,000 victims of previous fires. We are also currently representing more than 350 victims of October’s deadly Northern California wildfires.
If you or a loved one were affected by the Southern California wildfires, an experienced wildfire attorney may be able to help you recover your losses. Please call the California Fire Lawyers at 805-491-9947 or contact us online to discuss your legal options.