Residents of two different California condominiums started Valentine’s Day weekend with an emergency, and it’s likely that they’ll be dealing with costly fire insurance claims in the coming weeks. Two major blazes displaced unit owners and left thousands of dollars of damage just days apart:
- A fire in Aliso Viejo on February 12, 2015 reportedly did about $10,000 in fire, water, and smoke damage to a condominium building. Thirty firefighters responded to fire on Thursday night, and no one reported injuries. It is unknown at this time what caused the fire, but officials continue to investigate.
- A February 14th fire at an El Cajon condominium left $50,000 in damages, but was thankfully put out before it could jump to nearby structures. Again, the cause of the fire is still unknown at this point, and an investigation into the incident continues.
Although we often think about wintertime fires as a result of heating and open fires in cold and snowy climates, these two stories are proof that major fires can happen anytime and anywhere. Whether you rent, own, or manage a condominium, take the time today to think about your fire safety plans, read over your insurance policies, and understand what to do in the event of a fire.
Do you have questions about a fire insurance claim? Condominium claims are often complicated for both residents and condominium associations. If you are concerned about a fire-damage claim, or if you are already running into trouble with a claim for your condo, don’t hesitate to reach out to our policyholder attorneys today at 888-614-7730.