Insurance policies belonging to the man who started the 2012 Corral fire in Montana likely won’t be enough to cover the damage to surrounding properties.
Attorneys told the Independent Record that Robert Fitte has about $1.3 million in coverage to be divided among more than 30 people who suffered losses.
Fitte started the fire to burn slash from a 70-foot tree he cut down to protect his home-based business and home.
Fitte had a burning permit and says he took steps to put the fire out.
The Corral fire spread two days later when high winds sent out a spark from the remnants of the fire on June 26, 2012.
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