Visualizing the Impact of the Butte Wildfire

by Sarah Stadler on September 18, 2015

SpatialKey Butte Fire Map

The Butte wildfire, blazing in California, is shaping up to be one of the worst this season. With extreme drought conditions and many standard water sources unavailable, firefighters are facing more challenges than ever in containing its spread. Using our Wildfire app, featuring wildfire perimeter data from GeoMAC and household data from the U.S. Census Bureau, we have identified potential properties affected within the perimeter, as well as within a one mile radius of the fire’s border, to visualize and quantify the potential impact.

Properties affected by the Butte wildfire

As of Thursday afternoon, approximately 1,542 properties are directly exposed to the blaze. An estimated 2,036 properties, residing within one mile of the wildfire perimeter, could be impacted depending on a number of factors contributing to its spread.

SpatialKey_Butte_Wildfire_Impact

What does this mean for you?

Many of our insurance clients have been monitoring the containment efforts for the Butte wildfire as they prepare to mobilize relief to their insureds. We’re here to help look at your data quickly, so you can confidently make the right decisions. Get in touch today to assess the impact on your customers and business.

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