There's no denying that California has suffered greatly from wildfires in the past few years. In preparation for the upcoming fire season, Gov. Newsom announced he will be allocating over $80 Million for additional firefighters and to support areas at risk.
In his announcement, Gov. Newsom states:
“We aren’t just waiting for the next crisis to hit – this funding will support our heroic firefighters to save lives as they work to prevent and tackle destructive wildfires."
According to the San Francisco Chronicle:
Last year’s fire season was the largest in California’s history, burning more than 4.2 million acres, Cal Fire said — roughly 4% of the entire state. Nearly 10,000 fires were recorded, damaging or destroying more than 10,000 structures and killing 33 people.
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