LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A fire that began in the San Francisquito Canyon in Santa Clarita, California on March 31, 2013 has destroyed at least six homes and led officials to declare a state of emergency as firefighters continue to fight the blaze that has now consumed 50 square miles.
What this means for property owners in Santa Clarita and surrounding areas 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 Santa Clarita, Castaic, Palmdale, Lake Hughes, Lake Elizabeth, and surrounding areas.
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, 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 fire-related damages, including smoke, ash, soot, and other toxic wastes. The Shirvanian Law Firm can represent property owners that have been victims of the Powerhouse Fire to ensure that insurance claims are timely made and that insurance companies properly evaluate these fire-related damages, and most importantly, pay insurance money to their insured as required by their respective insurance policies.
If you are a property owner or know someone that is in the areas affected by the Powerhouse Fire, you may be entitled to homeowner insurance policy benefits. Further information can be obtained through The Shirvanian Law Firm, 5850 Canoga Avenue, Suite 400, Woodland Hills, California 91367, (818) 835-5396, Narbeh@shirvanianlawfirm.com.
CONTACT: Narbeh Shirvanian, Esq. Phone: (818) 835-5396 Email: Narbeh@shirvanianlawfirm.com
Source:The Shirvanian Law Firm, APLC.