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So Cal Fires Turn Insurance Agents Into "Heroes" 

Haven't had much time to blog as I'm out here covering the California wildfires. Wish I could tell you all I've seen but here's at least one slice. For all the problems people sometimes have with their insurance companies, here in Southern California, right now those agents are heroes.

Sure, later the fire victims may bicker over how much money they'll need to rebuild a house, or at least fix wind damage, but that's later. This week, you can't imagine how it feels to have lost everything and have someone hand you a check on the spot for $5,000 with a promise to help you get through this. I saw a grown man start to cry just telling me about it.

Meantime, here are some of your emails.

From Wendy F:
"I have family in the San Diego area, who for now are safe. It is a terrible event that is happening. Hang in there …. "

From Anita E:
"MOST STATES HAVE FOUR SEASONS! WINTER,SPRING, SUMMER, AND FALL ! BUT HERE IN CALIFORNIA WE HAVE JUST TWO ! REALLY, REALLY WET,RAINY SEASON(HAVEN'T FOR AWHILE), AND THEN SANTA ANA-FIRE SEASON!"

And one which made me laugh (and I need one!) responding to my blog Fridayon getting free tickets to a Dixie Chicks/Eagles concert. It's from Ken H:
"Who wants to pay hundreds of dollars to listen to these asses and their politics? Who cares what they think? Just sing stupid! The sad thing is that these 2 Dodo’s couldn’t even fill a concert hall in liberal LA without giving away free tickets!! Really, how many times have I heard 'Desperado,' a million?"

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  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.

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