As more than 1,400 wildfires continue to burn in California and with July and August yet to come, it’s a timely reminder to homeowners and businesses of the need to prepare an effective evacuation plan and have adequate insurance. In fact I.I.I. research shows that most of the large fires with significant property damage have occurred in California where some of the fastest developing counties are in forest areas. Check out I.I.I. wildfire statistics. Further information is also available from the Insurance Information Network of California.