Nearly Half a Million California Homes Face Wildfire Risk

July 31, 2019
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California has 477,039 homes in areas at “high” or “very high” risk of wildfire hazard, Zillow reports.

The homes together are valued at $268.2 billion, and cost $550,000 on average, including the land.

Zooming into the metro level, Zillow analyzed the wildfire risk to homes in four areas: Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego and Sacramento. 

Among those four, Riverside has the most at-risk homes — 113,520 — while the homes at risk in the Los Angeles area have by far the highest average value at more than $1 million.

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