Images of wildfires burning in suburban neighborhoods in Southern California are a reminder of the risk faced by many homeowners.
NearlyÃ‚ 2 million, orÃ‚ 14.5 percent, of the 13.7 million homes in California face severe wildfire risk, according to the most recent FireLine State Risk Report by Verisk Underwriting Solutions.
Some 417,500 of these high-risk homes are located in Los Angeles County, while 239,400 are located in San Diego County.
Check out this snapshot from the Verisk report illustrating CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wildfire risk:
For the latest information on the wildfires burning in the state go to the CAL FIRE (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) site.
I.I.I. facts and statistics on wildfires are available here.