L.A., Riverside, San Diego lead western U.S. in extreme wildfire risk

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The Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego metropolitan areas have the most homes in the western United States considered to be at high or extreme risk of being damaged or destroyed in a wildfire, according to a report released recently by a real estate information service. According to CoreLogic’s 2019 Wildfire Risk Report, in the 13 western states most commonly affected by wildfires, there are 775,654 residences deemed to be in extreme risk of being damaged or destroyed during a wildfire. Another 924,623 are at high risk, 326,838 in moderate risk and 28.7 million considered to be at low risk. Broken down into metropolitan areas, Los Angeles topped the list with 121,589 residences considered to be at extreme or high wildfire risk. Riverside placed second with 108,787 at extreme or h
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