Newsom declares state of emergency in Shasta County

Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency for Shasta County in response to the Fawn Fire.

Posted: Sep 27, 2021 4:06 PM
Updated: Sep 27, 2021 10:38 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency for Shasta County to help with the response to the Fawn Fire.

Last week, the state acquired a Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help provide resources to put out the Fawn Fire.

RELATED: Fawn Fire containment increases to 50%, forward progress stopped

Shasta County is the latest county to be placed into a state of emergency for fires burning in California.

The Fawn Fire is 50% contained and the forward progress has been stopped as the fire has burned 8,559 acres.

CAL FIRE has provided a damage assessment map as there have been 155 structures destroyed and 22 damaged since it broke out on Wednesday.

There will be a community meeting for the Fawn Fire at 6 p.m. on Monday. The meeting is virtual and can be streamed on YouTube and Facebook

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