Well, the first thing you wanna do is report it to the insurance company as soon as possible. Almost all insurance companies have requirements that you make the report as soon as you possibly can. You don’t want the insurance company coming back to you and denying your claim for failure to report it on time. The next thing you wanna do is you wanna make sure that you protect and preserve the property to the extent possible. If you had a fire, especially depending on how the fire was extinguished, there may be water damage or other issues where you need to protect the property and potentially call out a professional to clean up any water or soot damage. The other thing you wanna keep in mind with a fire is that the insurance company will likely investigate, and may require a recorded statement or examination under oath. And in some cases, may even investigate in conjunction with the police or the fire department. Which case, you always wanna talk to an attorney and have an attorney present before you give a recorded statement or an examination under oath.
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