CALIFORNIA – Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to continue to help communities recover from the 2020 wildfires.
In 2020, Gov. Newsom proclaimed several States of Emergency in response to numerous wildfires impacting the state. To this date, many communities are still recovering.
On Sept. 25, 2021, Newsom issued an order extending price gouging protections for certain counties impacted by wildfires. In March, Newsom extending these protections. Newsom said protections against price gouging exist in several impacted areas to date.
The order extends the state’s prohibition on price gouging for 13 counties including Butte, Shasta, Trinity, Lassen, and Siskiyou through Sept. 22, 2021.
2020 wildfire season was the most destructive in California history, Newsom stated in the executive order. Nearly 10,000 fires scorched over four million acres of land, destroyed and or damaged over 10,000 structures, and over 5,000 homes.