Wildfires in California

PURE is here to help.

PURE's claims and risk management teams are actively monitoring the wildfires in  California. Our wildfire mitigation specialists have been deployed and are visiting homes in the highest-risk areas, moving combustible materials away from the structures and possibly treating the property with a fire retardant gel or foam to help reduce the risk of ignition from direct flame or embers.

Member Advocate:
If you have been evacuated and need assistance finding temporary accommodations, or if you would like guidance from PURE's Haven Art Group on safeguarding your fine art collection, please contact a PURE Member Advocate at 888.813.7873 or memberadvocate@pureinsurance.com.

Claims service support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To report a claim, call 888.813.7873 or email us at claims@pureinsurance.com.


For an interactive wildfire map of California, click here

For an interactive wildfire map of Oregon and Washington, click here.


If evacuation becomes necessary:

  • Don't wait until the last minute to make the decision to leave; take your family and pets to a safe place as quickly as possible.
  • Be sure to leave your gates unlocked so emergency responders can access your home, and leave lights on to make your home more visible through smoke-filled air.
  • If you need assistance finding temporary accommodations, contact a PURE Member Advocate® at 888.813.7873 or memberadvocate@pureinsurance.com.


As time and resources permit:

  • Bring patio furniture and other belongings inside, and clear away low-hanging branches and loose brush. Do not leave any potential ignition sources near your home.
  • Close all entrances to your home, including windows, doors and garage doors. Be sure to also close your fireplace flue and seal vents. Closing shutters, heavy drapes, blinds or other window coverings can also help prevent sparks from blowing inside your home.
  • Turn off your air conditioning system to prevent it from pulling smoke-filled air into your home.
  • Gather supplies such as a flashlight and first aid materials. Fill buckets and other bulk containers with water. Have a shovel, rake and long water hose accessible for firefighting crews.
  • Turn off the residential fuel. If you use natural gas or butane, turn it off at the tank or meter.
  • Move as many vehicles as possible into the garage and close the door.


 For additional advice to protect your home and property from wildfire, here and here.