Wednesday, March 4, 2015
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Insurers not renewing in King Fire area
IMG_9816e PATTIE WEBER stands next to a clearing on her property in El Dorado. She has a 100-foot defensible space around her house and has been making it even larger after being dropped by her insurance company. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
Thanks to the King Fire, Reverend Pattie Weber and her wife, Lisa Maslack, have to change their home insurance. While they have more than the recommended defensible space and were not affected by the fire, Liberty Mutual will not renew their wildfire insurance — a matter that is strictly business.

"A lot of people are experiencing this," Weber said. After speaking with neighbors, many are suffering the same fate — their insurance companies, mostly big-name, national companies — will not renew wildfire insurance due to the King Fire and previous wildfires in the county. "We're not special in this whole thing."

Weber, a minister at the Cameron Park Spiritual Center for Positive Living, describes herself and her wife as "mindful stewards of the land..."

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