From time to time, we do post items relating to the Property/Casualty (P&C) side of the biz. This is one of those times:
"A private fire crew dispatched by a national insurance company that caters to wealthy clients is guarding 22 high-end homes threatened by the Castle Rock Fire, a blaze that has forced the evacuation of hundreds of million-dollar homes west of Ketchum."
It actually makes sense: if AIG (the firefightin' insurer here) figures the claim's going to top $20 million (22 homes, at least $1 mil apiece), then this is cheap "insurance" to dodge an expensive bullet.
It even has the blessing of the Forest Service (why not?).
Who knew insurance could be so exciting?