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California secures federal assistance to battle wildfires

Posted at 8:44 AM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 11:46:04-04

Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state has secured federal funding to help battle wildfires across the state.

In a release, the governor's office said that the state has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of resources to fight the Getty Fire burning in Los Angeles County, which has threatened homes and caused the evacuation of residents."

"The Fire Management Assistance Grant will assist local, state and tribal agencies responding to the fire to apply for 75-percent reimbursement of their eligible fire suppression costs."

In addition to the grant to fight the Getty Fire, the state has also received funds to help fight the Kincade and Tick fires.

The governor thanked President Donald Trump via Twitter.