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Governor Gavin Newsom declares a state of emergency due to wildfires

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 21:18:42-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for California in response to the fires burning across the state.

We are deploying every resource available to keep communities safe as California battles fires across the state during these extreme conditions,” said Governor Newsom. “California and its federal and local partners are working in lockstep to meet the challenge and remain vigilant in the face of continued dangerous weather conditions.

Today's proclamation can be found here.