Large Acreage Loss
Wildfires can rage across a ranch, orchard, golf course, or large estate in seconds. The Camp Fire in Butte County, California, at one point, burned the equivalent of a football field every second. Land owners with large acreage can experience devastating losses in the millions. This can be even worse if the fire also burns orchards, vineyards, or groomed land that owners have spent tens of thousands of dollars to landscape. Trees, irrigation systems, buildings, and more can be burned when a fire hits an avocado grove, a vineyard, or forested land. Also, many fires burn hot enough to sterilize the soil, requiring that it be rehabilitated or stripped and replaced.