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Gov. Newsom issues state of emergency to support wildfire recovery efforts

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Gov. Newsom issues state of emergency to support wildfire recovery efforts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Today, Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency to support counties recovering from several wildfires.

This proclamation includes:

  • Siskiyou and Trinity counties due to the River Complex Fire
  • Kern County due to the French Fire 
  • Tuolumne County due to the Washington Fire
  • Mendocino County due to the Hopkins Fire 
  • Tulare County due to the Windy Fire and KNP Complex Fire

The proclamation allows counties to access resources under the California Disaster Assistance Act. These resources aim to help their recovery efforts, support impacted residents by waiving fees to replace documents, extend consumer protections, and expedite the removal of ash and debris.

Gov. Newsom has proclaimed a state of emergency in counties impacted by fires including:

  • Fawn Fire
  • Cache Fire
  • Caldor Fire
  • McFarland Fire
  • Monument Fire
  • Antelope and River fires
  • Dixie Fire
  • Fly Fire
  • Tamarack fires
  • Lava Fire 
  • Beckwourth Complex Fire

Last month, the White House approved a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration and Presidential Emergency Declaration to support the Caldor Fire response, and previously approved a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to support counties impacted by the Dixie and River fires, according to the Governor's Office.

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