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State Expands Insurance Protections In Contra Costa, Solano Wildfire Areas

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — More than a million California homes, including some in the Bay Area, are now protected under a new law that temporarily bans insurance companies from dropping customers in areas affected by recent wildfires, officials announced Wednesday.

Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a moratorium earlier this month covering about 800,000 homes affected by recent wildfires. Lara extended those protections this week to more than 200,000 additional homes in burn areas in San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Solano and Contra Costa counties.

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