Why get a permit? Why use a licensed contractor? 56 million reasons why…
Over 2,000 homes and buildings were burned.
Four people were killed, one more is still missing and presumed dead.
Four firefighters were badly burned.
Cost to fight the fire: over $56 million.
Cause of the Valley Fire in Lake County last September? Cal Fire report is out: homeowner installed hot tub wiring himself and didn’t get a building permit. No one inspected his work. Wiring short-circuited and started nearby dry grass on fire. The rest was history. Read the Summary here.
Get a permit. Use a licensed contractor.