Jun 22, 2016
LOS ANGELES, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The start of summer has brought scorching hot temperatures and dry Santa Ana winds, which have sparked multiple fires throughout Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara Counties. Authorities are issuing evacuation notices and Mercury Insurance (MCY) is ready to assist homeowner policyholders who have had to leave their homes or whose property has suffered fire damage. Mercury representatives are available to help with claims (http://www.mercuryinsurance.com/insurance-claims/how-to-file-insurance-claim.html), arrange for temporary housing and provide assistance with living expenses if policyholders suffer a covered loss or were forced to evacuate.
"Summer is already showing how tough this year's wildfire season is going to be in California, but we're ready for it," said Mercury's Chief Claims Officer Randy Petro. "Our claims team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help customers. Policyholders affected by the Sherpa, Reservoir or Fish fires should call the Mercury Claims Hotline at (800) 503-3724 and we'll do everything we can to help as quickly as possible."
Californians can help spread this message by following @MercuryIns on Twitter and ReTweet: "Mercury policyholders impacted by the #AzusaFire call (800) 503-3724 to file a claim ASAP."
The fires have rapidly grown and fire fighters are battling blazes in extremely dry conditions.
Petro has some advice for those who have to evacuate their homes.
Preparing to leave your home
For a complete list of fire prevention tips and fire kits for the home, visit http://blog.mercuryinsurance.com/travel-and-weather/wildfire-safety-plan-ahead-to-help-minimize-risk/. Additional details can be found at www.firewise.org. Check your local ordinances for fire preparation guidelines.
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