Insurance Woes in Lake County Point to Delays, Frustrations After Latest Fire – Nov 28, 2017

Can lessons be learned from 2015’s Valley Fire as local homeowners begin the long and sometimes difficult process of working with insurance companies?

As trucks continue to haul away the remains of homes burned in the North Bay fires, homeowners are beginning to deal with the next big step in recovery – claiming their insurance. KQED’s Sukey Lewis talked with homeowners, insurers and state officials. She started in Lake County, where the Valley Fire destroyed homes in 2015 and some residents are still fighting to get their payouts.

Today’s report was part of our continuing project to share news of the fire and recovery with KQED’s California Report. Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. Comment, share and give us a like there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews.

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