Retired deputy warns San Diego homeowners to check your policy before wildfire strikes

Posted at 5:31 PM, Oct 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 01:30:12-04

DULZURA, Calif. (KGTV) - The high winds and hot temperatures raised red flags with one victim of the 2007 Harris Fire and he has some suggestions for homeowners to avoid the pain he has endured.

Dulzura resident Robert Rivera said his home burned while he was on duty as a San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy. 

He told 10News Monday his insurance policy did not have the correct square footage of his home.  He said that left him without enough money to rebuild. 

He suggested homeowners review their policies before it’s too late, “Making sure that the square footage matches up with what the insurance company has.”

Rivera also suggested making a detailed list of everything you own, taking pictures of the items, and keeping receipts.