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Fire survivors and contractors can learn strategies for rebuilding homes at a free construction and insurance seminar at 2 p.m. next Saturday at the Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road.

Speakers will include Lynn Pham, an insurance restoration consultant with Scope Writing Services, who will speak on cash-flow problems that builders can experience when working with mortgage lenders during home rebuilding projects.

Other topics will include obtaining maximum insurance payouts and finding solutions without litigation for those homeowners who are underinsured.

Sponsors for the two-hour event include advocacy groups United Policy Holders, Fire Victims Coalition and Legal Aid of Sonoma County. To register, call 707-546-3600 or go online to:

You can reach Staff Writer Robert Digitale at 707-5215285 or