Columbus County insurance companies are more cautious with fire policies

Posted by Debra Worley - email

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A high number of house fires has some insurance agencies in Columbus County weary of writing fire policies.

According to officials, there were more than 250 structure fires in Columbus County in 2008.  Several of those were determined to be arson fires.

Most insurance companies cover fire damage on a normal policy, but now officials say almost all structure fires are being investigated more thoroughly to make sure they are not intentionally set.