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Governor Newsom declares State of Emergency in Los Angeles and Riverside Counties due to fires

Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an emergency proclamation for Los Angeles and Riverside counties due to the effects of several fires, including the Saddleridge, Eagle, Sandalwood, Reche, and Wolf fires, which have destroyed structures, threatened homes and critical infrastructure, and caused the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents.

Earlier today, Governor Newsom announced that the state has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help ensure the availability of resources to fight the Saddleridge Fire.

The full text of the proclamation can be found here.

This article was released by Cal OES.