State Receives Presidential Emergency Declaration for Caldor Fire

Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced that, within hours of the state’s request, the White House approved a Presidential Emergency Declaration for direct federal assistance to support the response to the Caldor Fire burning in El Dorado, Amador, Alpine, and Placer counties.

The declaration will supplement state, local, and tribal government emergency services for the protection of lives, property, public health, and safety. The move by the federal government follows a state of emergency proclaimed by Governor Newsom for Alpine, Amador, and Placer counties earlier this week due to the Caldor Fire. The Governor in late August issued a state of emergency for El Dorado County for the same fire.

Additional information on the presidential emergency declaration is available here.