2022 California Wildfires – Insurance Claim and Recovery Help

If you are told to evacuate – do so immediately.  

If you have time, please read our Evacuation Tips


This library will help those affected by the Alex, McKinney, Yeti, Mill, and Fairview fires.  Please visit CalFire to view the current incident reports.

Through our Roadmap to Recovery® program, you can access free, trustworthy help navigating the process of returning to a wildfire damaged area, repairing and replacing damaged and destroyed property, and collecting all available insurance funds. The CalFire Incident Report on the McKinney Fire can be viewed here. The incident reports for the Alex and Yeti Fires can be viewed here.

If your property is damaged or destroyed our guidance is here to help you get started on the road to recovery, make good decisions and keep moving forward.

United Policyholders is a non-profit that has three-plus decades of expertise in wildfire recovery and insurance claims. Our staff, disaster veteran and professional volunteers, and our partnerships with public, private and non-profit entities will help lighten your load and give you reliable strategies, information and pearls of wisdom and support. We’re rooting for you and here to help. No strings attached. We don’t sell our services or provide individual claim or legal help, but we point you in the direction of experienced and reliable resources.

We encourage you to take advantage of free wildfire recovery help that is available through the California Department of Insurance (CDI).  Click here to access their resources. You can find relevant CDI guidance and bulletins in the “Government Bulletins and Announcements” at the bottom of this page.

Below you will find items we’ve selected from our extensive library of resources that should be most useful and relevant to your situation related to these fires.  Through our Roadmap to Recovery® program, you can access tips, tools and the straight scoop on insurance, clean up, contractors, lawyers, adjusters, avoiding ripoffs and mistakes, your legal rights and emotional support from people who genuinely care about helping you navigate successfully.

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Eyes tired from reading?  Watch our FIRST STEPS AFTER A WILDFIRE video here.