Information Release



Contact:   Hugh Strawn




Date:   May 5, 2015  


Wildfire Smoke Data on PLRB Map

Address-Specific Data Available to Claims Departments


Wildfire smoke damage claims for a specific address can now be easily researched on PLRB Map. 



Sample Smoke Analysis of a March 16, 2015, Oklahoma Wildland Fire


Adjusters working for PLRB member insurance companies have the resources to determine the intensity of smoke from a wildland fire when the utilize Catastrophe Services' PLRB Map service.  The adjuster can enter and address, a date range, and search for smoke using the no-fee PLRB Map service.  The map will display the data analysis showing both the intensity of the smoke and its duration at that location.


The Catastrophe Services PLRB Map research tool is available to PLRB member insurance company employees, as well as affiliate members.  For more information on PLRB Map, contact Andrew Louchios, Geologist - Geospatial specialist, at or 630-724-2233.


The Property & Liability Resource Bureau is a not-for-profit association of property and casualty insurance companies.  It is located in Downers Grove, Illinois.