Category: Wildfires


Newsom Issues Executive Order to Support Jurisdictions Recovering from Wildfires

On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-20-21 to support communities impacted by recent wildfires throughout the state. The order applies to numerous Northern California counties and extends various prohibitions on price gouging in impacted counties through December 31, 2021. Additional information on the Governor’s order is available here.

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Biden Visits Northern California to Survey Wildfire Damage

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. this week visited California to survey damage from the smoldering Caldor Fire in Northern California, now the 15th largest and 16th most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. President Biden recently approved a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration in El Dorado County to assist state, tribal, and local governments with wildfire…

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CAL FIRE Awards Nearly $138M in Fire Prevention Grants

This week, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) announced it will direct nearly $138 million in funding for 105 local fire prevention projects to help protect communities across California from wildfires. The fire prevention grants enable local organizations such as fire safe councils to implement activities that address the risk of…

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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…

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California Secures Federal Support for Wildfire Response and Recovery

Given recent wildfires throughout the state, California this week secured federal resources and support to support the state’s ongoing response and recovery efforts. Earlier in the week, California requested and successfully received from President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for the Dixie and River fires in Lassen, Nevada, Placer, and Plumas…

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State Secures Federal Assistance for Multiple Wildfires

As a result of numerous large wildfires throughout the state, the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom announced this week that the state has secured fire management assistance grants (FMAGs) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support continued response activities. FMAGs were secured this week for the Monument Fire in Trinity County, the Dixie…

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