Loss Recovery Services Begins Investigation of Taylor Bridge Fire Contamination

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Loss Recovery Services initiates their investigation of the damage done by the Taylor Bridge Fire near Cle Elum and Ellensburg, Washington. Loss Recovery Services is a licensed Public Adjusting company that specializes in helping property owners recover funds for removal of wildfire contamination resulting from smoke, soot, and ash. The Taylor Bridge Fire burned for 12 days, consuming over twenty thousand acres, and destroying 60 properties. Many more properties in the surrounding area may have lingering contamination resulting from the blaze.

Smoke from the Taylor Bridge Fire

Burning over twenty thousand acres, the Taylor Bridge Fire was one of the largest fires to hit Washington State this year. Burning near Cle Elum and Ellensburg, the fire even encroached close enough to the cities that 60 properties were destroyed. For nearly two weeks, smoke, soot, and ash from the fire were visible in the sky and among nearby residential areas.

LRS is a Public Adjusting company; as such they are licensed by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner to represent an insured individual if they need assistance in filing insurance claims. LRS handles all obligations of the insured, from opening the claim, to investigation of damages, to negotiating the final settlement. For many homeowners in Cle Elum and Ellensburg, these services can be very valuable.

For properties that have been burned by flames, it is an easier process to identify and remediate damages. These homeowners can easily compare bids to ensure they are being treated fairly. However there is also a danger to many surrounding properties that were not directly burned. Smoke, soot, and ash contamination from wildfires is acidic in nature and can stain and cause corrosion to many building materials. Additionally, these contaminants are known to cause respiratory illness and cancer, representing a severe threat to the health of any person residing in a contaminated property.

LRS has begun investigating contamination in the area to lend support to property owners who have been affected by these contaminants. In many cases people are unaware that their home has been affected and/or are unaware of the potential dangers. It is difficult for property owners to perform a full inspection, identify damage, and negotiate a claim for this contamination without professional expertise in working with smoke, soot, and ash. For any nearby who believe they may be affected, LRS will be here to help.

Loss Recovery Services, LLC is a public adjusting company originally licensed and bonded by the state of California (Lic. # 2G93517). Loss Recovery Services also holds licenses in Arizona (Lic. # 992281), Colorado (Lic. # 402634), Nevada (Lic. # 805146), New Mexico (Lic. # 100008543), and Washington (Lic. # 766051). If you have been affected by smoke, soot, and ash and are located outside of these areas please contact us for additional information. We are trained experts in recognizing and assessing smoke, soot, and ash damage. To maximize your recovery we fully investigate, present, and negotiate your claim with your insurance company on your behalf.

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