GIC Collects Imagery over Kincade Fire in Sonoma County
IMAGES AVAILABLE TO EMERGENCY PERSONNEL, GIC MEMBER INSURERS, AND THE MEDIA
DES PLAINES, Ill., Oct. 31, 2019 — The Kincade Fire has now impacted 76,825 acres in Sonoma County, CA, and is at 45 percent containment as of the last report. According to Cal Fire, a total of 266 structures have been destroyed, 133 being residential, and 47 structures have been damaged, with 32 of those being residential. On Tuesday, in response to the incident, the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC) began flying over the impacted areas, collecting high-resolution aerial images of the damaged structures. The imagery was made available to GIC members yesterday afternoon.
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The imagery gives insurers the ability to search an address and view before and after aerial images of properties within the impacted area. These images provide insurers with vital information to better respond and pay claims faster to victims while increasing fraud detection. The imagery is also provided at no cost to emergency personnel, first responders, and law enforcement to assist in their response to the damage.
"The communities affected by this fire are suffering. Firefighters won a huge battle last night, and instead of exploding further, crews managed to hold expansion to just a...