LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A wildfire called the Cocos Fire that began near Village Drive and Twin Oaks Road in San Marcos and Escondido in San Diego County on or about May 14, 2014 has destroyed forty homes and damaged thousands of others. Fire officials have declared a state of emergency as firefighters continue to fight the Cocos wildfire that has now consumed more than 10,000 acres of land. As of May 19, 2014, fire officials report 89% containment of the Cocos wildfire that has damaged thousands of homes in San Marcos and Escondido in San Diego County.
What this means for property owners in San Marcos, Escondido, and surrounding areas in San Diego County is that damages from smoke, ash, soot and fire related toxic-waste pose a significant danger once these materials begin to settle in and around commercial and residential properties. Based on available information, the affected areas include San Marcos and Escondido in San Diego County.
Properties will be affected as often times smoke, ash, soot, and other toxic wastes penetrate the building envelope and settle in and around homes. These materials commonly settle on rooftops, windows, doors, attics, exteriors, and inside ventilation systems and air ducts. If not remediated and cleaned in a proper fashion, these chemicals can pose long-term health risks to you and your loved ones.
Most commercial and residential homeowner insurance policies provide coverage for wildfire related damages, including smoke, ash, soot, and other toxic wastes. The Shirvanian Law Firm can represent property owners that have been victims of the Cocos Wildfire to ensure that insurance claims are timely made and that insurance companies properly evaluate these fire-related damages, and most importantly, pay owners insurance money for a proper cleanup.
If you are a property owner or know someone that is in the areas affected by the Cocos Fire, you may be entitled to homeowner insurance policy benefits. We are very experienced and have handled a vast array of wildfire claims. For further information, contact The Shirvanian Law Firm, 5850 Canoga Avenue, Suite 400, Woodland Hills, California 91367, (818) 835-5396, Narbeh@shirvanianlawfirm.com.
CONTACT: Narbeh Shirvanian, Esq. (818) 835-5396 Narbeh@shirvanianlawfirm.com
Source:The Shirvanian Law Firm, APLC.