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Kennewick Brush Fire Property Damage Covered by Insurance

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Residents continue to clean up after Tuesday's large brush fire that burned one thousand acres south of Kennewick.

The brush fire damaged property surrounding many homes here.

It melted fences like and burned landscaping to a crisp, leaving behind a big mess and questions about how to pay for the pick up.

The fire thankfully didn't damage any homes, but it did ruin areas along the perimeter of homeowners property.

Insurance agents say that should be covered in your home owners insurance policy.

Things like fences, sheds, garages, landscaping, lawnmowers and smoke damage are all items that should be covered.

Agents encourage you to get claims on your damage filed right away.

"If you sustain a loss, you should look to get that covered, absolutely. That's what you're paying for so you should talk to your agent and see if it's worth turning a claim. If it's just a small amount of damage it may not be worth it," said Jon Fuller, Farmers Insurance.

Fuller said property owners should get their damage assessed as soon as possible to see what will be covered.

Even though the home structure may be untouched, insurance should cover further property damage.

Fuller suggests checking your policy to see what type of fire coverage you have for your home.

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